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Live Blog: Women's March On Washington

Follow the latest developments as women hold human rights rallies in Washington and hundreds of cities around the globe.


A huge crowd turned out on the National Mall of the U.S. capital for a "Women's March On Washington" in protest at new President Donald Trump.

Summary

Final Synopsis

-- Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to streets in cities across the world on January 21 to show solidarity for a Washington D.C. protest dubbed as the "Women's March" against newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump.

-- The streets were so packed at the main march in Washington, D.C., that it had to be rerouted. One organizer told the crowd that an estimated 500,000 people had assembled for the event, although that claim was not independently confirmed.

-- The event's organizers say they wanted to send a message to "to the world that women's rights are human rights"

-- Besides promoting equal rights for women, the marchers also want to defend marginalized groups, including people of color, ethnic and religious minorities, people with disabilities, and the LGBT community.

-- The organizers said such groups had been "insulted, demonized, and threatened" in the U.S. election cycle that brought Trump to power.

* NOTE: Times are stated according to local time in Washington DC (GMT/UTC -5)

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Things seem to be quietening down now, so we're going to call it a day. Thanks for staying with us and don't forget to keep an eye on our rolling news story, which we'll be adding updates to through the night as they come in. Good night!

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Another celebrity tweet, this time from the march in New York:

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From Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief:

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Our multimedia department has put together this video package on the marches in Washington and around the globe:

Massive Crowds Assemble For Global Marches Against Trump

Women, and some men, turned out in huge numbers in Washington and around the world to stage mass protests against U.S. President Donald Trump. Hundreds of thousands packed the streets around the U.S. capital for the "Women's March On Washington." They were joined in American cities and abroad. (AP and Reuters video)

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