Women and celebri­ties in the US and a num­ber of other coun­tries had been ral­ly­ing for the Women’s March, a world­wide protest ad­vo­cat­ing the pro­tec­tion of leg­isla­tive poli­cies per­tain­ing to hu­man rights, women’s rights, mi­nor­ity rights and racial equal­ity among other causes, on so­cial me­dia through­out the month of Jan­uary. The an­tic­i­pated march ul­ti­mately took place on Jan­uary 21, bring­ing to­gether over 500,000 peo­ple in Wash­ing­ton alone, thereby be­com­ing the largest sin­gle-day demon­stra­tion in US his­tory, with an over­all world­wide par­tic­i­pa­tion es­ti­mated at 4.8 mil­lion across 81 other coun­tries. The cor­re­spond­ing Twit­ter hash­tag re­mained among the top trend­ing hash­tags world­wide in the weeks lead­ing up to the march, es­pe­cially that the ral­lies were also aimed at US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump in the af­ter­math of his inau­gu­ra­tion.

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