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Million Women March planned for day after Donald Trump’s inauguration: Demand our safety and health

On his first day as the 45th President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump vowed to make the country “come together as never before.”

But his plea for unity is falling on plenty of deaf ears, as Americans outraged over his election are already planning a “Million Women March on D.C.” for Jan. 21 the day after the Trump will officially be sworn in as President.

“March from Lincoln Memorial to White House to show our strength, power and courage and demonstrate our disapproval of the hate and bigotry exemplified in the 2016 election,” says a description on the national Facebook page for the march.
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Organizers are already planning a march on Washington, D.C. for the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration. (ANKUR DHOLAKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

“This march is a show of solidarity to demand our safety and health in a time when our country is marginalizing us and making sexual assault an electable and forgivable norm.”

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While the organizers never call Trump out by name, they hint at the widespread outrage over a 2005 hot mic recording that caught the President-elect bragging about being able to “grab (women) by the p—y” because he’s “a star.”
Protesters continue to march against President elect Donald Trump in Manhattan on Friday night, three nights after he defeated Hillary Clinton to win the election. These marchers hold a sign reading “We go high, they go low,” referring to a saying used by
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After Trump downplayed his comments in the recording as “locker room talk,” at least 13 women accused him of having committed unwanted sexual advances or sexual assault against them. His campaign has adamantly denied all such allegations.

More than 100,000 people had signed up for the march by Friday evening, and some 20 individual state Facebook pages had several thousand signups each.

A 2005 hot mic recording in which Trump bragged about being able to “grab (women) by the p—y” sparked outrage. (The Washington Post)

The organizers encourage men, women and gender nonconforming people to join in on the march, although they note that “the idea is to have one million women involved.”

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The New York Facebook page, which had garnered nearly 7,000 signups by Friday, stressed the inclusiveness of the march.

The people behind encourage men and women, as well as gender nonconforming people, to join the “Million Women March.” (Facebook)

“EVERYONE who supports women’s right are welcome,” organizers said.

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