Thousands of Mainers Join National Protest Against Trump
BANGOR, Maine — Thousands of Mainers were among the 500,000 people who gathered at the nation’s capital Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington, according to one of the main organizers of the state’s delegation.
The demonstration, a day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, was designed to show support for immigrants, the LGBTQ community, reproductive rights, and values that organizers believe have been threatened by Trump’s campaign rhetoric.
Activists spearheaded scores of marches across the United States and sympathy rallies around the world Saturday. Organizers said they drew nearly 5 million protesters in all, far surpassing crowd expectations.