'Women's March' against Trump administration in Washington, other major cities

Women's March events in NYC, across U.S. protest Supreme Court nomination

Editorial cartoonists also commented on voting: long lines at some early polling sites, alleged voter suppression by Republican governors, foreign interference in Americans' choices, and the nation's rickety election machinery.

Women's Marches have been held regularly since January 21, 2017, the day after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, in one of the largest public demonstrations in USA history.

Trump and the Republican senators, who represent the majority in the Senate, have stepped up the process to confirm Barrett's nomination before the elections, to which the current President re-runs for the Republican party, after progressive judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a pioneer of feminism and reproductive rights, to have died in September.

Protesters - including some dressed as characters from popular television series The Handmaid's Tale, based on a book by Margaret Atwood - marched towards the US Supreme Court. Many protesters in Washington said they were angry because Trump's Republicans were ready to elect Barrett to the top U.S. justices ahead of the November 3rd presidential election.

Ms Barrett's confirmation would give the court a 6-3 conservative majority. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on Barrett's confirmation on October 22.

In Washington, the demonstrators started with a rally at Freedom Plaza, then marched toward Capitol Hill, finishing in front of the Supreme Court, where they were met by a handful of anti-abortion activists. "Protesting is good but if we don't take it to the polls we're really not going to make the change we want and need".

More than 100,000 people took part in some 430 marches in locations from NY to Los Angeles and Chicago to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, organizers said.

Dozens of other rallies were planned from NY to San Francisco to signal opposition to Mr Trump and his policies, especially the push to fill the seat of Justice Ginsburg before election day.

Rachel O'Leary Carmona, the Executive Director of the Women's March said, "We are sicker". "Trump's presidency began with women taking to the streets, and that's how it's going to end".

"Vote for your daughter's future", read one message in the sea of signs carried by demonstrators.

A similar number of people gathered in Brooklyn, Ginsburg's hometown, with one protester's sign reading: "Ruth Sent Us".



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