Thousands of protesters marched in Washington and elsewhere in the United States on Saturday to protest Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and to call for his defeat in the November 3 election
Washington, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 17th Oct, 2020 ) :Thousands of protesters marched in Washington and elsewhere in the United States on Saturday to protest Donald Trump‘s Supreme Court nominee and to call for his defeat in the November 3 election.
But in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the demonstrations Saturday were considerably smaller.
Marchers also paid tribute to late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — an icon for women and progressives — while protesting Trump‘s choice of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace her.
Their signs and banners underscored the broader anti-Trump message: “Trump/Pence: Out Now,” read one, while others simply said, “Dump Trump.” In New York City, around 300 people gathered at Manhattan‘s Washington Square, many with pink hats and signs supporting Trump‘s Democratic opponents Joe Biden and Kamala Harris or honoring Ginsburg. It was one of five separate marches in the city.
“It’s really important to be here and try to encourage people to vote out Trump and his misogynistic policies, especially now, with Covid, when a lot of people are isolated,” said Yvonne Shackleton, a 47-year-old working mother from near Albany, about a three-hour drive from New York City.
The Women‘s March website, harking back to the huge turnout for the 2017 marches, said, “We need to bring that same power and determination to October 17 to cap off Trump‘s presidency just the way it started — with massive, women-led resistance.”Trump’s support from women has dropped sharply — particularly among suburban women. He now trails Biden among likely women voters by 23 points, according to a recent Washington Post/ABC news poll.