Las Vegas supporters prepare for Women's March

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More than 30 countries took part in the second day of rallies in major cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, Sydney.

Women all across the United States united on Saturday, January 20, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Women's March and the movement it began in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential election win.

From New York to Los Angeles, women are gathering for the Women's March 2018 - and celebrities are joining in.

"[The] last Women's March was on the inauguration of the president, and it was clearly reactionary". In 2018, it is a testament to the power and resilience of women everywhere.

Marches took place in major USA cities including New York City, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Seattle, Los Angeles and Chicago, as well as numerous communities throughout the country and world.

An organizer today told participants that number was at least matched this year, WBBM Newsradio's Mike Krauser reports.

Shaughnessy said this year's march also included talk about the #MeToo movement, which has prompted women to call out others who have sexually harassed or sexually assaulted them.

"Today is about what we are really gonna do", said Cassady Fendlay, a spokeswoman and board member for the national Women's March organization, about the Las Vegas rally.

Patton further stated that the rally would show support for those who are providing voter information and challenging voter suppression in Washington area communities. NPR's Leila Fadel is there, and she joins us now.

FADEL: Organizers say they're using the anniversary to harness the momentum of the past year into voter power. The turnout at the 2017 Women's March made it "likely the largest single-day demonstration in recorded USA history", political scientists writing at the Washington Post said.

The president took to Twitter to ask women to celebrate the "historic milestones and unprecedented economic success" of the a year ago. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP) Protestors at Lafayette Square in Washington.

Diane Omari, who came to the march with 30 other men and women, held a sign reading "Trumpster for the Dumpster". House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) responded wryly. This is a place that, in 2016, went for Hillary Clinton, voted for the first female Latina senator and elected her.

"Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views", he tweeted the day after the 2017 protests.

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