600,000 Voices


Around 600,000 people attended the Women's March in Los Angeles on January 20th fighting for equal rights. People first gathered around the stage located at Pershing Square before marching to City Hall where many speakers awaited the marchers. There were many celebrity speakers including Viola Davis, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Paris Jackson, and many more. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris also spoke to the crowd about issues of equality and the issues many are facing in the White House. Activists made it clear that the main purposes of the march are "ending violence, protection of reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers' rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, Indigenous people's rights and environmental justice." Voter registration was highly mentioned during the march. Organizers set up booths where people were able to register to vote and learn about ballots. Marchers of all ages carried signs bashing the patriarchy, certain political parties, and the popular one, Mr. Tump. Many kids were marching and carrying signs one saying "Thank you Mr. Trump for turning this 13 year old into an activist." To the surprise of many, there were not many counter protesters present during the march.