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Hundreds of thousands of women (and men) are expected to show up at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, where stars and concerned citizens are among those marching to express their support for women’s rights, a day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the United States’ 45th president.
Plans for protests began after Trump won the 2016 presidential election over Hillary Clinton, the first female candidate for a major party in U.S history. The reasons for the demonstrations expanded to issues involving equal rights of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and religions as well immigration and health care views.
The march aims to send a message to all levels of government and the Trump administration “that we stand together in solidarity and expect elected leaders to act to protect the rights of women, their families and their communities.”
Stars like Scarlett Johansson, Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Olivia Wilde, Zendaya, Chloe Grace Moretz and Orange Is the New Black castmembers have all indicated plans to participate in the D.C. march and the march’s Facebook page has more than 220,000 confirmed RSVPs. Musical performances are expected from Janelle Monae, Maxwell and Angelique Kidjo.
The rally is expected to start at 10 a.m. ET at the intersection of Independence Avenue and 3rd Street in Southwest D.C., near the U.S. Capitol. The march, itself, is expected to run from 1:15 p.m. ET until 5 p.m. PT.
Similar protests are taking place around the country, including at the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday. Those supporting the events nationwide include Chelsea Handler, America Ferrera, Cher, Connie Britton and Julianne Moore.
Watch live coverage of the D.C. march below.
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