Tuesday, 20 October, 2020

Second Women's March of 2020 took place in Washington on Saturday

Women's March events in NYC, across U.S. protest Supreme Court nomination Photos: 4th annual Women's March draws protesters across the country
Deanna Wagner | 18 October, 2020, 19:37

Hundreds of women took to the streets of Manhattan on Saturday as part of several coordinated events to denounce President Donald Trump ahead of the presidential election.

"Vote for your daughter's future", read one message in the sea of signs carried by demonstrators.

They urged people anxious about in-person participation to join in a "socially distant text-banking telethon" aimed at sending five million messages encouraging people to vote.

Thousands of women nationwide are expected to participate in a series pre-election demonstrations today, including one at San Diego's Balboa Park, focusing on women's reproductive issues, getting out the vote and protesting the Trump Administration's efforts to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Republicans have a 53-47 Senate majority, making Ms Barrett's confirmation a virtual certainty.

Trump and his fellow Republicans are seeking to fast-track her nomination before the election, a process that began this week and which has drawn sharp controversy.

"We Dissent", said a cardboard sign carried by a young woman wearing a red mask with small portraits of the liberal Supreme Court justice whose September 18 death sparked the rush by Republicans to replace her with a conservative.

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Some demonstrators wore black clothes with white lace collars, just as Ruth Bader Ginsburg had made her trademark.

Other topics in the cartoons include the dueling television town halls by Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, held at the same time the two candidates were supposed to debate each other; Biden's refusal to say if he'll "pack" the Supreme Court with more members if elected; a controversial New York Post story about Hunter Biden, and Twitter's suppression of it; Trump's return to the campaign trail after recovering from the coronavirus; the NFL's struggles with the virus; and confusing back-to-school plans. It was one of five separate marches in the city.

"Women showed up in force on day 1 of Trump's presidency for the first Women's March, and now we're mobilizing to finish what we started", Rachel O'Leary Carmona, the executive director of Women's March said in a statement.

"We Dissent", said a cardboard sign carried by a young woman wearing a red mask with small portraits of Justice Ginsburg. He said he believes that the court has stepped outside that role in recent years.

Next month's presidential contest was also the focus of a separate NY protest Saturday in which hundreds of demonstrators protested the killings of Black people by police officers.

Ginsburg died last month of complications from pancreatic cancer.

SIWWM March for Breonna Taylor: Snug Harbor to Tompkinsville Park at 10 a.m. "Protesting is good but if we don't take it to the polls we're really not going to make the change we want and need".