The day after President Trump’s inauguration, millions of people around the world attended Women’s Marches. The Women’s March is meant to create a feeling of solidarity between all types of minorities.
According to the organization’s website, this includes “immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, and survivors of sexual assault.”
Not only was the march meant to create solidarity, it was meant to protect the rights of minorities by banding together and marching for rights that have been consistently threatened in the past. With the inauguration of the new President, many minorities became concerned with the safety of their rights with incoming changes in the new administration.
Sukhveen McClain, a woman who attended the march in Washington DC, “first heard about the march the day after the election, and decided to go immediately.” Like many others, McClain believes that “protests will serve as a direct opposition” to the government and help to keep the administration “in check” and help to protect rights of those who are often overlooked.
McClain “was very proud to participate” in the Women’s March in Washington DC as were the millions of other participants around the world. Peaceful protesting is a right granted by the first amendment and helps to ensure the voice of the people is heard.