On Saturday, people across the world attended 2019 Women’s March events, marching together and carrying smart and witty signs in support of feminism, reproductive rights and progressive issues, in addition to protesting against some of the harmful policies of the Trump administration.
The buildup to the day was marked by controversy, as the movement’s organizers faced allegations of anti-Semitism. This led to calls for Women’s March events to be canceled, and some independent rallies popped up in the face of the accusations. (During the Washington rally on Saturday, Women’s March co-chairwoman Carmen Perez said, “I want to be unequivocal in affirming that Women’s March and I and my sisters condemn anti-Semitism and homophobia and transphobia in all forms.”)
Still, many demonstrators — and impressive speakers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Gloria Steinem — showed up to protest. Here are a few of the most powerful pictures from the 2019 Women’s March events.