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 since 2008. 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 close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.