Thousands Gather in DC to Protest Trump, Barrett’s Nomination (+Video)
- October, 18, 2020 - 12:59
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Thousands gathered in Washington, DC on Saturday for a Women’s March in protest at US President Donald Trump and his nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court.
In addition to the Washington demonstration, more than 429 other marches — some socially distanced and others virtual — were expected to take place across the country Saturday. Over 116,000 people had pledged to participate in the demonstrations, People reported.
Trump nominated Barrett for the Supreme Court last month following the death of Justice Ginsburg, and her confirmation hearings took place this past week. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on Barrett's confirmation on Oct. 22.
If appointed, Barrett could cement a six-to-three conservative majority on the court for years to come, with potentially sweeping influence over decisions about healthcare, abortion access and other issues.
At the Saturday rally in DC, activist Sonja Spoo said “there is no choice” but to vote Trump out of office in the upcoming election.