Women are taking to the streets throughout the world on Saturday to participate in the second annual Women’s March, and female celebrities were on hand to lead the charge in protesting the policies of the Trump administration.
In Atlanta, Alyssa Milano spoke to the huge crowd that had gathered. “I really want you guys to look around at each other,” Milano said. “I want you to look around and I want you to realize, that this, this right here is what democracy looks like. It doesn’t happen automatically. It demands our action and participation. It challenges us but it also empowers us because at the end of the day, it is us.”
Earlier, Milano took to Twitter to blast President Donald Trump for the government shutdown over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, set up to protect undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from being deported
Other celebs who are participating in marches throughout the U.S., Canada and other parts of the world include Patricia Arquette, Amber Tamblyn, Melissa Gilbert, Rosie Perez and more, while scheduled speakers at the Los Angeles march include Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Alyssa Milano, Olivia Munn, Allison Janney and Viola Davis.
Meanwhile, a march is also taking place outside Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s Florida vacation retreat, where the president had planned visiting Saturday to attend a party celebrating his first year in office until cancelling his scheduled trip due to the government shutdown.
Numerous Twitter users shared images of that particular march, with some women attired as characters from “The Handmaid’s Tale”.
Meanwhile, numerous famous females have been taking to social media to share their support for the marches, ranging from Eva Longoria to Ashley Judd and many more:
Among the speakers at the NYC rally was “Bad at Love” singer Halsey, who shared a poem she wrote just for the occasion.
“I don’t really know how to do a speech unless it rhymes, so I’m going to do a little poem for you guys,” she says in the video below. “This is the beginning, not the finale, and that’s why we’re here, that’s why we rally.”
The man at the centre of these historic marches tweeted out his own response, with Trump urging women to get out and march in order to “celebrate” all the great stuff he says his administration has achieved over the past year, including the “lowest female unemployment in 18 years!”