Video of Women’s Marchers High-Fiving Police in Atlanta Goes Viral
News| | By Robin Milling
On January 21, women all over the world made history marching in solidarity for their rights and freedoms — in peaceful protest to the 45th president of the United States. Atlanta, Georgia — which has seen a fair share of marches dating back to the civil rights movement — proudly participated in the Women’s March, and there is a heartwarming video with local police that is going viral. The Atlanta police said an estimated 60,000 people took to the streets marching through downtown Atlanta. The Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women included members of underrepresented communities in Georgia. The march began at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and ventured to the Georgia State Capitol four hours later.
Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis wrote on Twitter, “I know something about marching! Don’t let anybody turn you around!” history of marches, the Women’s March became the largest one-day protest to date in the United States. University of Connecticut professor Jeremy Pressman kept a running total of crowd estimates across the United States in a Google spreadsheet. His tallies estimated over four million women marched nationwide in cities like Chicago, Boston, Denver, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Madison, Pittsburgh, Nashville and St. Paul.
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