In cities across Texas, thousands marched on Saturday in support of women’s rights and to protest President Donald Trump, one year after his inauguration.
Dallas and Austin saw particularly large turnouts as crowds gathered at similar events around the country.
In Dallas, local news media estimated the crowd to be larger than the one at last year’s event. In Austin, Wendy Davis, who unsuccessfully challenged Gov. Greg Abbott in the 2014 gubernatorial election, gave a speech at the Texas Capitol. Davis, wearing a pink hat, said women had been galvanized by Trump’s election. “The young high school and college change makers who have joined our efforts were here in the Capitol in the last legislative session exercising their voices,” she said, according to a video of the event.
Across the country, thousands turned out for similar demonstrations. Marchers carried signs in support of equal pay for women and in solidarity with the #MeToo movement against sexual violence.
The march was overwhelmingly attended by women opposed to Trump. The president tweeted Saturday that it was the “perfect day for all Women to March.”