With only half a month left before the US presidential election, the appointment process of the Supreme Court Justice Amy Barrett nominated by Trump will enter the final stage. At this time, large-scale protests broke out again across the United States, including Washington, the capital of the United States.
According to the US “Washington Post” and National Public Radio (NPR) reports on the 18th, local time on Saturday (17th), the “Women’s March” protest march swept the capital Washington, Houston, Chicago, etc. Other cities in the United States. Thousands of protesters gathered together with slogans to express their political demands on the eve of the election. They protested Trump’s nomination of the Supreme Court of Justice and called on people to “vote” Trump out of the White House in the election.
According to the event organizer, the parade will be held online and offline at the same time. Up to 10,000 people are allowed to participate in the event in Washington, and the total number of online and offline participants will exceed 110,000. In all parts of the United States, they have also organized more than 400 events in all 50 states.
National Public Radio reported that one of the focal points of the protests was Trump’s nomination of Barrett. People worry that this nomination will threaten the reproductive rights of American women. Once Barrett successfully fills the vacancy of the late liberal Justice Ginsberg, “Roe v. Wade” (Roe v. Wade) may be overturned, and American women’s right to abortion may be eroded.
Public information shows that the 1973 “Row v. Wade” case was a landmark case in American judicial history. The decision of the Supreme Court at that time provided a powerful precedent for pregnant women to freely choose abortion without government intervention. Before his death, Ginsberg was a representative of the liberals in the American High Court, pushing hard on issues such as abortion rights and equality between men and women. Earlier, US media analyzed that if the nomination of the stark conservative Barrett is passed, the Supreme Court will lean further to the right and move towards conservative.
The Washington Post reported that Saturday’s parade in Washington started from Liberty Square in the city, and the parade was basically peaceful. But that afternoon, when the parade marched outside the U.S. Supreme Court, the tension in the parade reached its peak. The “Women’s March” demonstrators confronted Barrett’s supporters. Barrett’s supporters chanted Barrett’s name and held anti-abortion posters. At the same time, the “Women’s March” demonstrators responded with slogans such as “MY BODY, MY CHOICE”.
According to a poll conducted by The Washington Post and the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate of the United States, is more popular among female American voters than Trump, 23% ahead of Trump.
According to the US Public Radio, in fact, this “Women’s March” is already held for the fifth time. As early as 2017, shortly after Trump was sworn in as President of the United States, the “Women’s March” held its first protest march, attacking Trump for his insulting remarks against women during the election. Since then, every January, the “Women’s March” will call for demonstrations across the United States to safeguard women’s rights, publicize a series of policy requirements, and encourage women to run for president.
At the demonstration in Washington on Saturday, Rachel O’Leary Carmona, the leader of the “Women’s March” protest, said that the first day of Trump’s first term was also the first “Women’s March” held. Day, now they have to take action to end Trump’s term.
“Trump’s presidency began on the day when the parade began, and now Trump will end his presidency in the same way.” Carmona said.