WASHINGTON (AP) – A day after anarchists created chaos, thousands of women are descending upon Washington for what is expected to be a more orderly show of force on the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Organizers of Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington expect more than 200,000 people to attend their gathering, a number that could rival Trump’s swearing-in ceremony. The organizers’ mission statement says attendees are “hurting and scared” as the new president takes office and want a greater voice for women in political life.
The gathering features a morning rally and afternoon march.
It comes a day after protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a series of clashes that led to more than 200 arrests.