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Thousands rally in DC for Women’s March 2019, despite controversy

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A thick crowd waited in anticipation for the 2019 Women’s March in Washington, DC, to begin on January 19.

Marchers danced in place to music playing from several speakers throughout Freedom Plaza, and protest signs filled the sky.

Unified chants of “Hey hey, ho ho, Donald Trump has got to go” echoed off buildings as the crowd began marching towards the US capitol building.

Thousands of people marched in the city’s third annual Women’s March, despite controversy surrounding the original founders of the movement. Women’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory recently came under fire for her relationship with Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader, and his anti-Semitic stance.

Additionally, the Democratic National Convention pulled its support for the march over Mallory’s comments. The issue caused a division among central organizers of the march and lead to two Women’s marches nationwide.

Despite the controversy, the march still had an air of unity. Here’s how the day unfolded:

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