Marches to movement?

Jan 23, 2017

The crowd begins to gather in MacArthur Park in L.A. on Nov. 12 to demonstrate against Donald Trump. There will be marches across the country Saturday in a show of solidarity for women’s issues. (Photo by Brooke Edwards Staggs, Orange County Register/SCNG)

By MARTIN WISCKOL AND ALEJANDRA MOLINA / Staff Writers for The Orange County Register


Longtime liberal activist Bill Honigman has participated in countless political demonstrations, but he’s never seen a new president greeted with the hundreds of thousands of opponents expected to turn out at Saturday at the Women’s Marches in Washington and across the country.

“The level of action and the numbers are unprecedented,” said Honigman, a 63-year-old emergency physician from Laguna Hills and California coordinator of Progressive Democrats of America.

Women’s issues – including equal pay, abortion rights and sexual harassment – are the focus of the marches, but participating groups represent concerns ranging from climate change to healthcare to minority rights.

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