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Trump inauguration sparks global march for women

Live coverage of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States and related celebrations and protests.

  • More than 100k march in St Paul in solidarity with global march for women
  • St Paul police arrested one counter-protester
  • Video: Minnesotans prepare to march in St Paul 
  • Video: In Mpls, protesters burn Trump in effigy
  • Traffic delays in St Paul Live map
  • Video: Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States
  • Transcript: Trump's inaugural address
  • Protesters fill entire march route in Washington

    A massive turnout at the Women's March on Washington has forced a change of plans. With the entire planned route filled with hundreds of thousands of protesters, organizers can't lead a formal march toward the White House.
    That's according to a District of Columbia official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official isn't authorized to speak for the march.
    The official says that shortly before 1 p.m., people were standing along the entire march route.
    While there will be no formal march led from the protest stage near the Capitol, the crowd is still expected to move toward the Ellipse, an area of the National Mall in front of the White House.
    The official says there could be more than half a million people on the Mall, but it's difficult to estimate because low cloud cover is making aerial photographs impossible.
    —Ben Nuckols, Associated Press
  • Chicago: Too big to march

    So many people have turned out for the Women's March in Chicago that organizers have cancelled their plans to march through the city's downtown.
    Instead, they'll extend the ongoing rally on the city's lakefront.
    Organizers say far more people than they were initially expecting are at the demonstration in Grant Park along Lake Michigan, and overflow areas are being used.
    They say the planned march through downtown Chicago had to be canceled due to public safety concerns, but that the rally has been extended until 12:30 p.m. Central time.
    Protesters are still arriving at the rally, many with signs critical of President Donald Trump.
    -- Associated Press
  • Aerial shot shows demonstrators gathered for Women's March in Los Angeles

  • Photos: Marchers around the world turn out for women's rights

    Around the United States, and around the world, marchers rallied in support of women's rights, and to protest the election of Donald Trump as president.
  • Bemidji joins global march

    More than 250 people marched through downtown Bemidji today in solidarity with the women's marches taking place in St. Paul and across the country. March organizers only expected about 80 people, but an estimated three times that many showed up.
    "My mother marched for the vote in St. Paul in 1915. If you're upset about something, but you don't try to do something about it, whatever you can, you have to express your opinion, because otherwise, no one will know," -- Betty Hanson Lehman, 89, Bemidji marcher.
    Marchers followed a two-mile route that traced part of Lake Bemidji. 
    — John Enger, MPR News
  • Barcelona, Spain: Demonstrators make their way through the city during the Women's March. David Ramos | Getty Images
  • People participating in the Women's March gather at St. Paul College before heading to the capital for a rally. Evan Frost | MPR News
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallies marchers in Boston

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren told attendees of the Boston march "that they should be motivated to take action now that Trump is president," reports WBUR.
    "Yesterday Donald Trump was sworn in as president,"  Warren said. "That sight is now burned into my eyes forever, and I hope the same is true for you because we will not forget. We do not want to forget."

    "We will use that vision to make sure that we fight harder, we fight tougher and we fight more passionately for them than ever, not just for the people who Donald Trump supports, but for all of America," Warren said.



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  • The Latest: Some Trump protesters to face rioting charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Women's March on Washington and associated protests around the world (all times EST):

    3:50 p.m.

    Federal prosecutors say most of the approximately 230 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will be charged with felony rioting.

    The U.S. Attorney's Office says the offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The people who were arrested are appearing in court on Saturday in Washington.

    The office says most of those arrested will be released without having to post bail and must return to court in February.

    The arrests took place in a four-block stretch of downtown Washington around the time of President Donald Trump's swearing-in ceremony.

    More details on arrests and charges are expected later Saturday.


    3:45 p.m.

    Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched to President Donald Trump's Manhattan home. They say the new president may be from New York, but he doesn't represent the city.

    The Women's March on New York City is one of hundreds around the country staged a day after Trump's inauguration.

    It ended on Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower, where the president has conducted nearly all of his post-election business.

    It's also where first lady Melania Trump and the couple's young son Barron will live until the end of the school year.

    Trump was born and raised in New York City, but the majority of New York voted for Hillary Clinton.

    The crowd of jovial New York protesters stretched at least 15 blocks. Some avenues along the route were so clogged that demonstrators couldn't move forward.


    3:20 a.m.

    The scene in Washington is getting chaotic as some protesters at the Women's March proceed toward the White House and the Ellipse.

    Seas of people are blocking traffic as they walk from the National Mall.

    On one street, a police car trying to move got stuck in the crowd. Marchers surrounded a float that had several supporters of President Donald Trump on board and chanted, "shame."

    Other marchers were shouting "black lives matter" and "my body, my choice" as they moved along Pennsylvania Avenue toward the White House.

    On the other side of the Mall, rally-goers are headed home. The line to get on the escalator at the Judiciary Square Metro station is half a city block long.


    3:10 p.m.

    People arrested in Washington on Inauguration Day are being processed through the city's court system.

    Interim D.C. police chief Peter Newsham said Friday that 217 people were being charged with rioting.

    A first group of 10 men appeared Saturday in Superior Court just before 3 p.m., and their lawyer entered a not guilty plea on their behalf. A judge released all of them on the condition they not get re-arrested in the District of Columbia.

    The arrests Friday came after some protesters created chaos in Washington. Windows of downtown businesses were smashed, and police deployed pepper spray and "sting balls" against the crowd.

    On Saturday, a group outside the court chanted "let them go."

    — Associated Press

  • About 1000 people rallied Saturday, in downtown Fargo for a local version of the Women's March on Washington. Dave Wallis | Forum Communications Co.
  • Washington, DC: Protesters arrive at the Capital South Metro station.Jessica Kourkounis | Getty Images

  • Protesters in the Women's March head to the Minnesota State Capitol. Evan Frost | MPR News

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