All’s not well in the United States of America. Ever since Donald Trump won the presidency after beating Hillary Clinton by a fair margin, people are on rampant protests. Not just commoners, even Hollywood biggies are finding it difficult to come to terms with the fact that Trump will be running the office for the next four years.
The proof of their disagreement was quite evident when just a day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, celebrities like Katy Perry, Emma Watson, Madonna, Cher, Scarlet Johansson and America Ferrera among several others came together to join hundreds of thousands of people for Women’s Marches in protest of the new president.
In a bid to raise awareness about women’s rights and other civil liberties, the people of America employed their right to protest as they fear violations and attacks under Trump’s presidency.
Washington D.C., New York City, Park City, Utah (the locale for the Sundance Film Festival), and London were among the several other sites that hosted the Women’s Marches.
“The President is not America. His Cabinet is not America. Congress is not America. We are America, and we are here to stay,” America Ferrera said in a speech delivered to protestors in D.C.
Singer Katy Perry who was also spotted at one of the marches wrote a moving post on her social handles.
“Marching with SO many sisters today but my heart is most proud to march with my blood sister, Angela, who has always been my guardian angel. We should all be guardians for each other. I march today because I am not afraid anymore and I hope I can be an example of fearlessness and resilience. I will not let anyone suppress me, silence me or clip my wings,” wrote Katy Perry.
Actress Scarlet Johansson addressed Trump in her speech, she said, “President Trump, I did not vote for you. That said, I respect that you are our President-elect and I want to be able to support you. First, I ask that you support me.”
Singer Alicia Keys energized protestors with words from Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” poem before performing a portion of “Girl on Fire,” followed by a speech from Monae.
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