Protesters march in Los Angeles during the Women's March on January 21, 2017.
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By Katie Reilly and TIME
January 21, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of women and men on Saturday responded to the inauguration of President Donald Trump by gathering for the Women’s March on Washington and for sister marches in cities across the country and around the world.

Protesters sported “pussyhats” to mock Trump and carried signs that challenged his campaign rhetoric and policy proposals. The Washington march featured speeches by actresses Scarlett Johansson and America Ferrera and performances by singers Alicia Keys and Janelle Monáe, among others.

“We march today for the moral core of this nation, against which our new president is waging a war,” Ferrera told the Washington crowd, the Associated Press reported. “Our dignity, our character, our rights have all been under attack and a platform of hate and division assumed power yesterday.”

Aerial footage and photographs captured the size of the crowds. Here’s what protests looked like in six cities across the U.S.:

Washington D.C.

Demonstrators take part in the Women's March to protest Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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WASHINGTON, USA - JANUARY 21: Protesters attend the Women's March to protest President Donald Trump in Washington, USA on January 21, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Protesters crowd the National Mall in Washington, DC, during the Womens March on January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded US cities Saturday in a day of women's rights protests to mark President Donald Trump's first full day in office. / AFP / ZACH GIBSON (Photo credit should read ZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Chicago

New York City

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 21: Supporters are seen during the 2017 Women's March - Sister March in New York on January 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/WireImage)
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Demonstrators hold signs and march towards Trump Tower during the Women's March in New York, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Hundreds of demonstrations around the world are planned in conjunction with the Womens March on Washington, which is expected to be the largest inauguration-related demonstration in United States history. Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Boston

Denver

Los Angeles

This article originally appeared on TIME.com

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