On Friday, Donald Trump was sworn in as the country’s 45th president. The next day, thousands of women and their allies flew or drove into the nation’s capital to make their voices heard on women’s rights, immigration, LGBTQ rights, freedom of religion, and healthcare. And for those who couldn’t make it to Washington, D.C., there were more than 600 solidarity marches held at the same time worldwide, on all seven continents.
One of the biggest rallies took place right here in Chicago. Although organizers expected and planned for a potential 50,000 attendees, an estimated 250,000 people showed up, rallying in and around the Loop. Outside of the anchor march in Washington, Chicago’s rally is reported to have been the largest sister march. WBEZ’s Lauren Chooljian and Miles Bryan join us to talk about what happened on the ground in both Chicago and D.C.