Chanting “Donald Trump has got to go,” hundreds of protesters marched past the White House on Wednesday, making for a raucous International Women’s Day.
Supported by dozens of organizations, including the Feminist Majority Foundation, the demonstration took aim at the president’s global gag rule that restricts foreign aid to overseas organizations that support abortion. But attendees said they showed up to express concerns about a range of issues, from healthcare to sexual assault in the military.
Holding a sign that said “Stop the War on Women,” Bethesda resident Gabriella Belli said she doesn’t have just one concern about the Trump administration — she has many.
“I think what is going on in the country right now is absolutely abhorrent,” Belli said. “We are setting all our people, but women in particular, back 100 years.”