Women's march in Washington against Trump well under way

ORLANDO, Fla. -- With Friday's Trump inauguration in the rear mirror, ta women's march against the 45th president has taken center stage on Saturday in the nation's capital.

"A platform of hate and division assumed power yesterday," actress and activist America Ferrera told marchers.  "But the president is not America. His cabinet is not America. Congress is not America. We are America!"

Attendees of the protest aren't organized by a single group. They’re in Washington on their own accord arriving on buses and trains from locations as distant as Colorado’s Rocky Mountains to Central Floridaafter Hawaii grandmother Teresa Shook created a Facebook page following November's election annoiuncing the march. There are upwards of half a million participants, more than twice the original expected 200,000.

And while they don't represent any one cause, they are united against President Donald J. Trump.

Among the leading voices, feminist icon Gloria Steinem said the gathering demonstrated "the upside of the downside."

"This is an outpouring of energy and true democracy like I have never seen in my very long life," Steinem said.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.