The Women’s March on Washington is a grassroots response to President Donald Trump’s unexpected electoral victory over Hillary Clinton, who was the first major party female candidate in US history.
Saturday’s event, as its name indicates, is largely about the gender dynamics behind Trump’s rise and Clinton’s loss. But it’s also adopted a broader progressive platform — one that includes a variety of issues, such as freedom from sexual violence, ending police brutality, and immigrant and refugee rights.
And despite the name, the march is welcome to anyone — men, women, and those who identify outside the spectrum. Above all, it’s about resisting Trump and the prejudice that drove him to power.
The rally is scheduled to last between 10 am Eastern and 1:15 pm at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Southwest Third Street, near the US Capitol, in Washington, DC.
The march is scheduled to begin at 1:15 pm. It will start from the rally point, then proceed down the National Mall to the Ellipse, a large public park south of the White House and north of the Washington Monument. It’s estimated to last until about 5 pm.