Women's March in Salem, OR
Co-written by Toni Trinh and Lizzy Palmquist
On Jan. 21, protesters around Oregon and around the world took to the streets to advocate for the health care rights of women, their dislike of the new president, LGBT rights, and the rights of other minorities. It was the largest protest in US history, with an estimate of 2.7 million attendees [not including the mass amount of participants around the globe in cities like London and Paris.] It is estimated over 6 million attended worldwide.
Protesters gathered around the state capitol building in Salem and at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland. The activists that went to the event gathered at around 12:00 p.m. in Portland.
Many of the protesters held up signs to express their concerns over the inauguration of Donald Trump. Some posters said, “ Girls just want fundamental rights” or “keep your tiny hands off my p***y” or “ don’t grab my p***y it is made of steel”. The Women’s March is the first one out of ten that would occur every ten days, part of a series called “10 Actions in 100 Days.”