A few hundred angry women gathered at Trump Tower in New York City on Monday to protest the President-elect.
The protest’s official Facebook page has almost 30,000 people invited to it, with almost 6,000 saying they planned to attend, but the crowd that showed up was much smaller. Their Facebook page included the following message written to describe the reason for the protest:
The president-elect has demonstrated overt contempt for women and a troubling sexual misogyny before and during his campaign. As such, we have no reason to believe that the new president or his nominees or the Republican Congress will stand up for women’s rights. So we must take action ourselves. By striking out on December 12th we demonstrate our collective power as citizens and our determination to act as a check against any effort to erode the rights of women. In addition, we stand in solidarity with the myriad other groups the president-elect has maligned during his shameful campaign.
In the videos below women can be seen holding signs saying things such as “Dump Trump” while chanting “this is what democracy looks like,” “love trumps hate” and “we reject a dictator.”
The protest is scheduled to continue until 10 P.M. or later tonight.
— postcardsforAmerica (@postcardsforUSA) December 12, 2016
— Fusion (@Fusion) December 12, 2016
— Kate Sheridan (@killswitchkatie) December 12, 2016
— Linsey Abrams (@positively14th) December 12, 2016
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