A mostly young, diverse crowd of masked women rallied in the nation’s capital, Washington DC, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the November 3 elections.
The latest of rallies that began with a massive women’s march the day after Mr Trump’s January 2017 inauguration was playing out during the coronavirus pandemic, and demonstrators were asked to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
Rachel O’Leary Carmona, executive director of the Women’s March, opened the event by asking people to keep their distance from one another, saying that the only superspreader event would be the recent one at the White House.
“His presidency began with women marching and now it’s going to end with woman voting. Period,” she said.
Dozens of other rallies were planned from New York to San Francisco to signal opposition to Trump and his policies, including the push to fill the seat of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before election day.
One march was being held at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, outside the dormitory where Ms Bader Ginsburg lived as an undergraduate student.
“When we vote him out, come November 3, there is no choice,” said Ms Spoo.
“Donald Trump will not get to choose whether he stays in power.”
“That is not his power, that is our power. … We are the hell and high water,” she said.