Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg
Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg

Women March to Denounce Trump One Year After His Inauguration

In cities across the country, protesters highlighted a raft of issues while urging greater participation in the coming midterm elections.

Americans in cities coast-to-coast poured into the streets Saturday for the Women's March, an event that highlighted not only vehement opposition to the policies of the Trump administration but also support for the #MeToo movement that has taken hold in recent months.

As the federal government began a shutdown following Congress’s failure to agree on a stopgap spending measure, the signs on display in New York, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles denounced Donald Trump and urged more women to vote even as the president sought in a Twitter post to claim credit for a healthy U.S. economy.

Demonstrators outside of the Lincoln Memorial during the Women's March on Washington.

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Marchers head to Grand Park during the Women's March on Los Angeles.

Photographer: Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg

In New York City, marchers chanted "resist fascism" and protested the administration's immigration policies. Here, women head toward Columbus Circle in Manhattan.

Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

Demonstrators emerging from the Metro in Los Angeles.

Photographer: Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg

Demonstrators carry signs and chant during the Las Vegas march.

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A woman holds a sign at the reflecting pool during the Women's March on Washington.

Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg

Flowers with tags that read "We, The Women" during the Women's March on Chicago.

Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg

The flowers were given to demonstrators during the Chicago march.

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Demonstrators heading toward Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

More moderate temperatures greeted demonstrators in Chicago after weeks of bitter cold. Here they waited for speakers to arrive.

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A demonstrator holds a "Never Again" sign.

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Demonstrators near Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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In Washington, many signs directly referenced Trump and his policies.

Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg

A child holds a sign during the Women's March on Los Angeles.

Photographer: Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joined demonstrators during the Women's March on Washington.

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One demonstrator took the protest directly to the White House.

Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg