The Latest: Movie stars join California women’s march
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on women’s marches in California (all times local):
Movie stars have joined women’s marchers in a get-out-the-vote and empowerment rally at Los Angeles City Hall.
Mayor Eric Garcetti estimated 500,000 people turned out Saturday for the women’s march. It’s one of many being held from the Sacramento state Capitol to San Diego.
Marchers oppose Trump administration policies and support campaigns against sexual harassment.
Speakers at the L.A. rally included Scarlett Johansson, Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis and Eva Longoria.
Johansson said women have been “conditioned” to need approval from men and told the crowd: “For me, moving forward means time’s up on the female condition.” Woodard said women can stop what she called “this slide to the bottom” by voting in the mid-term elections.
Thousands are marching throughout California, calling for women to use voting power to oppose Trump administration policies they believe hurt women and families.
Sacramento police estimate about 30,000 people will show up for the women’s march at the state Capitol, while thousands more are gathering in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and other cities up and down the state.
Signs and speakers are attacking President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and other views they consider racist and sexist. They’re also supporting efforts to fight sexual harassment and violence.
At Los Angeles City Hall, many marchers wore pink hats and carried signs with slogans such as: “Real news, fake president.”
The marches are being held on the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Hundreds of women’s marches are taking place this weekend around the world.
This item has corrected Oakland police to Sacramento police as source of state Capitol crowd estimate.
Crowds are gathering in downtown Los Angeles for a Women’s March against sexual violence and the policies of the Trump administration.
Organizers are predicting thousands of people, including state officials and celebrities, will march to City Hall on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Diane Omari, who came to the march with 30 other men and women, held a sign reading “Trumpster for the Dumpster.” Omari says she’ll march every year until Trump is out of office.
Vendors sold T-shirts, anti-Trump buttons and pink “pussy hats” with cat ears.
Marches in L.A., San Francisco, San Diego and Sacramento are among some 200 planned around the world this weekend in opposition to Trump policies and to protest sexual assault and harassment.