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Thousands of demonstrators gathered for the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., Saturday in protest of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. 

Protesters, many of whom carried signs and wore costumes, also hoped to galvanize Americans to vote President Donald Trump out of office in a few weeks.

Speaking to various news outlets, organizers projected that over 116,000 people would attend one of the at least 429 demonstrations happening across the country on Saturday. 

Nearly four years ago, the Women’s March drew record numbers in attendance. Millions of people came out in protest of Trump’s presidency in January 2017. 

Driven this time by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, organizers hoped the rallies would spur change ahead of the upcoming presidential election. 

The Senate Judiciary Committee, after multiple days of hearings, scheduled a vote on Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court for October 22. The hearings were contentious and split between Republicans praising her judicial philosophy and Democrats questioning where Barrett stood on stronghold decisions like Roe v. Wade and the Affordable Care Act. 

Democrats also argued that the Senate is moving too quickly in the Supreme Court nomination process, urging instead for Congress to …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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