500,000 in Washington DC, 750,000 in Los Angeles, roughly 100,000 in San Francisco and 60,000 in Oakland (other outlets reported as many as 100,000.) The enormous number of participants of the Women’s March does not lie. American women–Queer, Brown, Black, White, Muslim, Christian–their partners, and even their children marched together to denounce Donald Trump on January 21st.
#BoldLatinasMarch SupaDaily was in attendance! Alex Szoenyi and Michelle Olvera, marched in San Francisco. Corina Aguilar marched in Washington, DC, and Azucena Rasilla in Oakland. Amongst the sea of strong women, we were there, experiencing our own emotions and experiences:

Azucena Rasilla 

The event in Oakland surpassed all expectations, while a sizable amount of people were expected, the march spilled from the original route onto adjacent streets. The march took over 90 minutes from the meeting point near the Oakland Museum to Frank Ogawa Plaza. While the faces in the crowd were predominantly white, the protest signs were representative of the struggle of many groups. Signs were praising our Muslim brothers and sisters, signs in Spanish for our Brown folks, rainbow flags waving in the air, and many ridiculing Trump and his wall. The cold, rainy weather did not derail anyone. The sentiment was the same–denounce Trump, his lies, the racism, bigotry, and misogyny of his supporters, his camp, and Trump himself.

Alex Szoenyi

I was cold and rained on.
It was crowded in San Francisco, and a little overwhelming. It was one of the best moments I have ever been a part of. The warmth of everyone’s heart during the Women’s March, of our optimism, of our belief that we could all incite change kept thousands of people happy and safe. I couldn’t
not go. It was an opportunity to be a part of what is right, to continue the feminist work the women in my family, including writer Soledad Acosta de Samper, started so long ago. We showed Trump that there is one of him, but millions of us. As I smiled at all the beautiful, witty signs, at the strong mothers who proudly brought their daughters to this moment in history, and at our ability to channel the hippies of yesteryear, I said out loud one of the most real truths I know–I love my city.

Corina Aguilar

If the Women’s March turnout is any indication, Trump is in for a rude awakening. The resilience of the groups he has attacked is unmatched. We will march, protest, write letters to Congress, the Senate, and the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. While he will undoubtedly cause great harm to the progress made in the past eight years, he will not win, our resistance will persevere, and in four years, he can kiss his dream of getting re-elected goodbye.

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