Hundreds of thousands of people gathered on Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington to rally against President Donald Trump’s stated agenda. Many protesters at the march -- held on the first full day of Trump’s presidency -- wore pointy-eared “pussyhats” and carried signs protesting various aspects of the new administration’s plans. Some chanted, “Welcome to your first day, we will never go away.”
“KEEP YOUR TINY HANDS OFF OUR Rights!"
The women brandished signs with messages such as “Women won’t back down” and “Less fear more love.”
Other signs decried Mr. Trump’s stand on such issues as abortion, health care, diversity and climate change.
"IKEA HAS BETTER CABINETS"
Demonstrators march up Fifth Avenue during a women’s march, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in New York.
"GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS"
Demonstrations took place outside the U.S. -- from London, Paris and Berlin to Prague, Sydney and beyond.
In this picture, protesters carrying banners take part in the Women’s March on London, as they stand in Trafalgar Square on Jan. 21, 2017. The march formed part of the worldwide day of action.
A sign reading “DUMB BLONDE” is seen in Trafalgar Square, in central London, Britain on Jan. 21, 2017.
"I am woman. Hear me ROAR"
A protest placard lays by a lion at the foot of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square during the Women’s March on London, in central London, Britain Jan. 21, 2017.
"ORANGE is the new BLAH!"
Protesters take part in the Women’s March on London, as they walk from the American Embassy to Trafalgar Square, in central London, Britain Jan. 21, 2017.
The message in Washington reverberated at demonstrations across the U.S. -- from New York to Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and elsewhere across the nation.
This picture shows protesters gathered in midtown Manhattan as part of the women’s march vowing to resist U.S. President Trump Jan. 21, 2017 in New York.
New York City
Protesters gathered in midtown Manhattan holding signs and wearing hats like demonstrators in Washington.
Women's March in Seattle
From left to right, Min Kim , Bianca Tahiri, and Kelsea Shannon gather at Judkins Park during the Women’s March in Seattle, Washington on Jan. 21, 2017.
A sign reads, “Keep your filthy LAWS OFF my silky DRAWERS!”
Park City, Utah
Park City resident Martina Costello (R), poses with friends as they hold up their signs during the Women’s March protest at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S. Jan. 21, 2017.
Some signs focused on other issues, including President Trump’s Twitter habit.
This sign reads, “STOP TWEETING!”
Hitting the streets
People protest in the streets at the Women’s March on Washington.
Protesters took part in the Women’s March in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 21, 2017. This image shows a sign reading, “Nasty Women Unite.”
"Bad Hombres Support Nasty Women"
Andy Solano, holds a sign stating, “Bad Hombres Support Nasty Women,” at a rally in downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 21, 2017.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators filled Los Angeles streets with signs decrying President Trump and chanted in English and Spanish as a cross-section of the city’s diverse religious, ethnic and LGBT groups marched in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.
"Fight like a GIRL"
Women young and old participated in the event in Washington, D.C., and men also attended. This image shows a sign reading, “Fight like a GIRL.”
"THE WOMEN STRIKE BACK"
People gather at Judkins Park during the Women’s March in Seattle, Washington on Jan. 21, 2017.
"MEN OF QUALITY DO NOT FEAR EQUALITY"
People gathered in front of the U.S. Embassy on Pariser Platz beside Brandenburg Gate in solidarity with women’s march in Washington and many other marches in several countries, in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 21, 2017.
Left near the White House
Protesters’ signs were left near the White House during the Women’s March on Washington. Large crowds attended the rally.
"A WOMAN'S PLACE IS IN THE REVOLUTION"
Protesters march during the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.
"RESPECT MY EXISTENCE"
This picture shows a sign reading, “RESPECT MY EXISTENCE OR EXPECT RESISTANCE,” during the demonstration on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the Women’s March on Jan. 21, 2017.
Los Angeles, California
A view of the signs at the women’s march in Los Angeles on Jan. 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
"UNITED WE STAND UP FOR ALL BEINGS"
Demonstrators gather at Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, during the Women’s March on Jan. 21, 2017.