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Hundreds of thousands of women join anti-Trump protests worldwide

Hundreds of thousands of women join anti-Trump protests worldwide


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Led by women in pink"pussyhats,"hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of Washington and other cities on Saturday in a massive outpouring of defiant opposition to America's hardline new president, Donald Trump.
Roused by fiery speeches, the women sent out a resounding message of resistance and activism the day after Trump took office with a vow to roll back the policies of former president Barack Obama.
Huge crowds gathered in Washington, Chicago, New York and Boston with hundreds of sister marches taking place across the United States.
The call was heard far beyond US shores, with organisers saying over 2.5 million people signed up online to take part in one of more than 600 marches being held worldwide. One of the largest was in London, where tens of thousands of people marched chanting"Dump Trump"and waving banners"Our Rights Are Not Up For Grabs - Neither Are We."
Organisers estimated the turnout for the main"Women's March on Washington"at half a million, double initial expectations.
Meanwhile, President Trump told the CIA Saturday it had his fervent support as he paid a visit to mend fences after publicly rejecting its assessment that Russia tried to help him win the US election."I am with you 1,000 percent," Trump said in a short address to CIA staff after his visit to the agency headquarters in Virginia.

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