Women Descend on Los Angeles to Protest President Trump

L.A. Anti-Trump protest (Adelle Nazarian / Breitbart News)
Adelle Nazarian / Breitbart News

LOS ANGELES — At least 100,000 people attended the one-mile Women’s March in Downtown Los Angeles to protest President Donald Trump with other “pro-women” individuals.

Similar marches took place in Washington, D.C. and other parts of the United States, the day after President Trump was sworn in.

With the exception of often crude posters and messages of disdain for the commander in chief, the march was peaceful and no reports of violence were made.

Several men and women held up “Free Melania” signs. “She just looked miserable,” one woman told Breitbart News. “She looked so bummed out yesterday,” another opined.

While organizers of the Women’s march put the number of attendees at 750,000, the Los Angeles Police Department reportedly said in a statement that “well past” 100,000 people attended. However, they did not provide an exact figure.

Meanwhile, the official Facebook event page noted that over 98,000 people attended.

Whatever the exact number, Saturday’s march was the largest since the city’s 2006 immigration march, which reportedly drew over half a million people.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is seeking reelection in March and who could decide to enter the 2018 governor’s race, told the crowd, “Don’t be afraid.” He added, “It doesn’t matter who is at the top. It matters what we do at the bottom.”

City Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin and former mayor Antonio Villaraigosa — who is running for governor against Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom — also spoke at the event.

Celebrities who attended reportedly including Barbra Streisand, Jane Fonda, Natalie Portman, Kerry Washington, Alfre Woodard, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Jamie Lee Curtis and Laverne Cox, organizers said.

Part of the group’s mission statement reads, “We stand together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”

Asked if there is anything President Trump can do to gain the trust and respect of these women, one said, “He said he can get access to healthcare for everyone, but I think he’s lying. If he actually did that, I would applaud him.”

Several others said they would not even consider giving him a chance.

One woman told Breitbart News she believes women’s private parts are more regulated than guns. “You can walk into a gun store and get a gun today. You can’t walk in[to an abortion clinic] and get an abortion today.”

A female healer also attended the march. She said she felt her energy was necessary at the rally:

An aerial banner was flown over the crowds. It read, “Congratulations President Trump.” Several women stated the banner was flown as “a protest against us.” One stated: “At least they’re up there and not here.” She added, “I feel bad for the person flying that plane.”

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