Women and allies gathered in Washington, DC and several other cities across the country to protest President Donald Trump’s appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and to urge women to vote in the upcoming election.
The crowd marched from Freedom Plaza to the National Mall, some carrying signs saying, “Hell, no, Amy has to go!” and “You call us evil because you’re afraid of what strong women can do.”
Karen Ehrgott said she had traveled from the Philadelphia area to attend the march to protest Barrett’s nomination and to validate it before the November 3rd election.
“It’s a mess. It’s really, really a mess. I’m very afraid of our democracy,” Ehrgott told CNN. “I thought it was thriving and nothing could ever happen, but it’s clearly a lot more fragile than we realized.”
Simultaneous marches took place in other cities, including Denver, New York, and Nashville.
The Women’s March organization has been in mounting pain since its first show of force in 2017.
Controversy and allegations of anti-Semitism surrounding its founders ultimately led to three of them stepping down from the board last year. They had denied the allegations. The women’s march then appointed 17 new managers to the board.