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Democracy in Action-Hundreds of Thousands Deliver a Message to President Trump

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Women's March in Oakland

Photo by Jar [o]

Women's March in Oakland

The Women’s March in Oakland was one of many that took place across the country and even the world. Photo by Jar [o]

By Ed Diokno
 
America speaks – hell, the world speaks. It was a great day. A powerful day!

Millions of people hit the streets today to express their opposition to Donald Trump’s agenda of turning the clock back. Lots of Nasty Women and Bad Hombres.

It reminded me about the time when the civil rights movement merged with the anti-war movement. Multiple causes, diversity of thought and of people converged to create a powerful statement.

AAPI groups and individuals joined their fellow Americans to tell the President, who had been in office one day, that he had better not try to undo all the progress we’ve made the last 60 years and to remind him – as much as it irks the thin-skinned Trump – that he didn’t win the popular vote.

The numerous marches in cities across the country and on all seven continents (including Antartica) is so overwhelming to cover as a journalist. I just want to luxuriate in the hope I’m feeling right now that ‘Yes, we can” possibly have found a weapon to counter someone’s Twitter feed and manipulation of the media.

I’m waiting for that certain person’s reaction on Twitter. Do you think he noticed? Do you think he heard the voices of the people?

Beside to scroll down to watch Aziz Ansari’s opening monologue last night on Saturday Night Live. Here’s a small sampling of the social media:

Are you here with us? Share your #WomensMarch photos!

A photo posted by Women’s March (@womensmarch) on

Even our kids stay woke! #womensmarch 📸: @travon

A photo posted by Women’s March (@womensmarch) on

 



Ed Diokno writes a blog :Views From The Edge: news and analysis from an Asian American perspective.

 

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