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Over 150,000 to Attend Women's March After Trump Inauguration

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By    |   Wednesday, 04 Jan 2017 12:27 PM

More than 150,000 people say they plan on attending the Women's March on Washington in what is expected to be the largest demonstration linked to Donald Trump's inauguration.

The march will bring together various groups on the left who oppose Trump's political agenda, The Washington Post reports.

Estimates for the crowd size come from those posting on the group's Facebook page that they will attend. Planned Parenthood and the antiwar CodePink are included in the dozens of partners organizing the event, the newspaper reports.

Organizers are obtaining permits to put up to 200,000 people close to the Capitol at Independence Avenue and Third Street SW on Jan. 21 — just a day after Trump is sworn in. The planned march will unite a variety of those supporting liberal causes, including immigrant rights and activists protesting police killings of African Americans.

Those staging the demonstration maintain the march is not anti-Trump. But in the aftermath of Hillary Clinton's election loss, the focal point is equal rights for women, according to the Post.

"Donald Trump's election has triggered a lot of women to be more involved than they ordinarily would have been, which is ironic, because a lot of us thought a Hillary presidency would motivate women," the newspaper quotes Dana Brown, executive director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. "A lot of women seem to be saying, 'This is my time. I'm not going to be silent anymore.'"

And Politico reports the march is one of many planned demonstrations and events coinciding with Trump's inauguration.

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