Women stage nationwide protests in the US, again

The second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump and his policies, saw tens of thousands of people taking on issues like women's rights and equality.

Cities across the country covered in pink -- as the second annual women's march marked one year since President Donald Trump took office.

The mission of the march? To spark a new era of female activism in a CRUCIAL election year.

Unlike last year, the march is just months away from mid-term elections that many of THESE women say, could swing the country in another direction.

SOT: "We really want to see the House and the Senate turn blue, and we want to get more women to run for office."

New York City saw one of the largest marches, with tens of thousands of people - all with their own reasons for attending:

SOTS: "Empowerment... strenght... democracy... the environment, love..."

SOT: "I want to resist the racism that's happening in our country, especially with the commander in chief. He sucks."

But the anti-Trump sentiment didn't stop the president from Tweeting: "Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March."

UPSOT: "Wherever we go, yes means yes and no means no."

The rallies also come after a string of high profile sexual harassment scandals have inspired the 'Me Too and 'Times Up' movements.

… an attempt to curb sexual harassment and abuse.

Some critics said this year's march lacked a focus.

But many women, still demanding social and political change, say it was necessary to come out.

SOT: "I really wanted to just make sure this year the momentum was still kept up and that women's voices were heard."

Those voices were heard in some 250 U.S. cities, and will be heard again on Sunday, in Las Vegas

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(Source: YouTube, January 21, 2018 at 03:48AM)

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