Anti-Trump women’s ral­lies draw thousands

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Thousands of pro­test­ers marched in Wash­ing­ton and else­where in the United States yes­ter­day to protest Don­ald Trump’s Supreme Court nom­i­nee and to call for his de­feat in the Novem­ber 3 elec­tion. The ral­lies, which or­gan­is­ers said were tak­ing place in all 50 states, were in­spired by the first Women’s March in Wash­ing­ton, a huge anti-Trump rally held a day af­ter his 2017 in­au­gu­ra­tion. Marchers also paid trib­ute to late Supreme Court jus­tice Ruth Bader Gins­burg while protest­ing Trump’s choice of con­ser­va­tive judge Amy Coney Bar­rett to re­place her.

Thousands of pro­test­ers marched in Wash­ing­ton and else­where in the United States yes­ter­day to protest Don­ald Trump’s Supreme Court nom­i­nee and to call for his de­feat in the Novem­ber 3 elec­tion. The ral­lies, which or­gan­is­ers said were tak­ing place in all 50 states, were in­spired by the first Women’s March in Wash­ing­ton, a huge anti-Trump rally held a day af­ter his 2017 in­au­gu­ra­tion.

But in the midst of the coro­n­avirus pan­demic, the demon­stra­tions yes­ter­day were con­sid­er­ably smaller.

Or­gan­is­ers urged peo­ple wor­ried about in-per­son par­tic­i­pa­tion to join in a “so­cially dis­tant text-bank­ing telethon” aimed at send­ing 5mn mes­sages en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to vote.

Marchers also paid trib­ute to late Supreme Court jus­tice Ruth Bader Gins­burg – an icon for women and pro­gres­sives – while protest­ing Trump’s choice of con­ser­va­tive judge Amy Coney Bar­rett to re­place her.

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