An estimated 50,000 people converged on the Texas Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 21. Like demonstrators in other major cities across the U.S., they wore pink pussy hats, carried signs, and cheered slogans showing unified support for women.
The marches took place the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th president of the U.S. President Trump has been widely criticized for negative comments directed toward women, including calling Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman” during a presidential debate and being overheard on video saying “grab them by the pussy,” when referring to women.
Austin demonstrators descended on the Capitol’s South Lawn around 11 a.m. They marched south to Sixth Street and returned to the Capitol via Lavaca. As those at the head of the march returned, thousands were awaiting their chance to begin. Performing musicians included soulcitizens Tameca Jones and Saul Paul.