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"We don't want to go backwards": the voices of the Women's March in Washington, D.C.

“We don’t want to go backwards.” That was a common sentiment shared by people of all ages who joined the horde of pink-hatted individuals flooding the streets of Washington, D.C., for the Women’s March on Saturday. Across the globe, in more than 600 cities, millions of protestors marched in a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump.

Early estimates indicate that the Women’s March on Washington may have drawn as many as half a million people, just one day after Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. Estimates and Metro ridership data suggest the turnout for Saturday’s protest was higher than for Trump’s inauguration.


The people VICE News spoke to expressed concern for the future of women’s rights, and a range of other rights — LGBT, undocumented immigrants, and broader civil rights — in the new administration. Here are some of the voices from the event: