More than 200 thousand take to the streets of Midtown Manhattan to participate in the 2018 Women’s March.
By APB Staff Writer
Saturday, January 20, 2018, New York City
The 2018 New York City Women’s March drew more than 200 thousand activists to the streets of Manhattan in January, which marked the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump taking office.
Like last year, many women donned the unmistakable pink knit hats as they marched through Midtown under the watchful eye of the NYPD. The hats were created for last year’s march and have since become a symbol of women’s empowerment and opposition to the president.
The New York march was one of several to happen across the nation to advocate for the rights of women and marginalized people. The protests also took place in Boston, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago, as well roughly 250 other cities around the world.
The rallies came during what has been seen as a pivotal year for women’s rights with the #MeToo and #TimesUp social media effort against sexual harassment and abuse that was born out of a string of scandals in Hollywood, Washington and elsewhere.
The NYPD reported no issues and made no arrests.