Women's March organizers respond to controversy leading up to rally

New York will have two competing marches this year and some cities have canceled the events altogether

Gabriela Bhaskar Reuters New York will have two competing marches this year and some cities have canceled the events altogether

Many wore pink "pussy" hats to protest Trump's demeaning comments about women.

A small group of counter-protesters, surrounded by D.C. police, marched toward Trump International Hotel with signs that said "America you need to bless God", "Abortion is murder" and "Islam is a religion of blood and murder", the paper reported. Other placards decried his comments about women or minority groups, while some demanded his impeachment.

"I marched very proudly at the first Women's March in NY - I couldn't make it to D.C. - I would not go this time, now that all of this has come to light", Tarlov said on "Outnumbered" Friday. "We know this", Gillibrand, a Democrat from NY, said. Kamala Harris of California and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY.

US Alexandria Ocasio-Corteza joined a rally organised by Women's March in NY.

Loomer, who reportedly met the men at a Home Depot parking lot and persuaded them to join her protest, convinced the men to chant "You're killing us Nancy!" after discovering the congressional leader's door was locked, according to The Daily Beast. "That means we won't let anyone take our rights away".

An intense ideological debate has roiled this year's march in the US.

She told AFP she would "keep opposing Donald Trump and his policies".

"I come every year".

WASHINGTON-Women will march in hundreds of USA cities and overseas on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of demonstrations that drew millions of protesters to the streets the day after Republican President Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017.

Chicago Tribune's Hal Dardick contributed.

As the political movement that grew out of hundreds of loosely affiliated marches in 2017 has grown, divisions have emerged.

Activist Tamika Mallory participates in a news conference in New York City, Oct. 17, 2017.

We are here to champion ALL women's achievements and advancements.

Demonstrators hold up their banners as they march on Pennsylvania Avenue during the Women's March in Washington on Saturday. In a recent Facebook post, she claimed Sarsour and Mallory, along with fellow organizers Bob Bland and Carmen Perez, had "steered the Movement away from its true course" and called for all four to step down.

Gillibrand "strongly condemns antisemitism from anyone, in all forms, and believes it has no place in a movement for women's empowerment or anywhere else", said a spokesman for the senator, who last week announced her candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

The Women's March Minnesota crowd approaches the State Capitol in St. Paul on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.

Instead of trying to distance herself from Farrakhan or condemn his antisemitic views, she said she admired him not for "rhetoric, ' but for 'what he's done in black communities" and said, 'I don't agree with many of Minister Farrakhan's statements'.

Ocasio-Cortez told NY marchers that the November election meant "the start of our advocacy". "Get out of the way and we'll clean up the mess", Sullivan said.

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