The civil unrest among many Americans has been intense over the last couple of months. In November of 2016, the idea for a march for women's equality began to circulate on social media. The day after President Trump's inauguration, the Women's March came to fruition and blew expectations out of the water. It is estimated that well over 2.9 million people participated in the rally. This is record-shattering as far as protests go. If Trump has done one thing, he has certainly united the people who are for equality and women's rights.

Women's March for equality

The core reason behind the organization of the Women's March is equality. This is concerning unfair pay, higher healthcare costs, discrimination, sexual harassment and assault, freedom of choice, and many other issues. The March was highly successful in uniting massive crowds who are pro-equality. Don't let the name fool you. It wasn't only for women. Many people took this opportunity to point out their own views.

The LGBT community reached out, flying the Gay Pride flag. Minority groups attended, pointing out the unfairness and inequality they face due to the color of their skin. Gun safety advocates also took to the streets to voice their opinions about gun laws. It was a chance for everyone to come together peacefully and say what they needed to say, surrounded by a group of like-minded, supportive people.

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Peaceful protest

The first amendment in the Bill of Rights protects United States citizens' right to assemble. This means that people have the right to protest the government peacefully. This could not have been displayed more perfectly than it was at Saturday's Women's March. There were zero arrests made. Not one single person was arrested for any reason during this protest. This was a massive, global gathering of over 2.9 million people, and it went smoothly and as planned.

Police were present, but they were all-in-all supportive of the March. The people marching were civil and focused on making a point. They all came together to send a message that the people will not stand down and be oppressed. The Women's March will forever go down in history as a successful and peaceful protest of inequality and injustice in our government system.

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