In several cities In the US come Saturday, tens of thousands of people on the street for the Women’s March. They argue for more women’s rights, but also against the policies of the American president Donald Trump. But the third edition of mars is likely to be overshadowed by divisions within the movement.
The Women’s March began in 2017 in the wake of the surprising victory of Donald Trump in the presidential election in the US. For the first edition were at least one million people on the streets, but in the meantime, there is division within the movement was created. The organization is under fire by accusations of anti-semitism.
Cause is the participation of Tamika Mallory, one of the organizers of the march, at a meeting of Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, which is frequently anti-semitic exhaust. Co-organiser Vanessa Wruble has therefore left the organization. As a result of the division will be Saturday in New York two competing vrouwenmarsen take place.
Despite the controversy and the bad weather Saturday, however, thousands of demonstrators – both men and women – gathered in Washington, where the march at 10: 00 (16: 00 in Belgium) was started. A lot of them wear ‘pussy hats’ – pink knitted hats that have become a symbol for the vrouwenmarsen. The demonstrators also protest signs, with messages asking for the right to abortion and to equal rights between men and women.
Also in other major American cities will women Saturday to the streets to protest.