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In challenge to Trump, women protesters swarm streets across U.S.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 01:13

Women took to the streets in unexpectedly large numbers in major U.S. cities on Saturday in mass protests against U.S. President Donald Trump, in an early indication of the strong opposition the Republican may face in office. Andy Sullivan reports.

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Protesters clogging the streets of Washington Saturday in a mass show of opposition to President Trump the day after he enters the White House. Trump vowing to cut off funds to Planned Parenthood and aiming to overturn a Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MELANIE PROTESTER, SAYING: "I'm worried about healthcare. I'm worries about what's going to happen with our economy." (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER, SAYING: "The way he talks about women, the way he talks about different religions, the way he treats people. He's a bully. And that's not what our America stands for." Feminist icon Gloria Steinem and Senator Elizabeth Warren among those whipping up the crowd, which appeared to be at least as large as the number of people who came out for Trump's inauguration. Washington's subway system straining to handled the flood of protesters, reporting greater ridership on Saturday than on the day Trump was sworn in. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER, SAYING: "The delays on the metro…it was kind of interesting because he'd say, 'Sorry, folks, there's a train, we're so busy, we're crowded.' And everybody would go, 'YAY!' Just because there are so many people out." Other protest marches taking place across the country, in cities like Boston, Chicago and St. Louis. Protests also taking place across the globe, from Tokyo to London.

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In challenge to Trump, women protesters swarm streets across U.S.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 01:13