The Anti-Semitism is giving the Women’s March a Bad Name?

Written by on January 19, 2019

The Anti-Semitism is giving the Women’s March a Bad Name?


Controversy and also the government closure greeted marchers that collected in Washington Saturday for the third annual national Women’s March.

The event, which started near Freedom Plaza blocks from the White House, drew thousands, a number much fewer than the hundreds of thousands who descended on the National Mall for the first Women’s March, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.

A National Park permit issued Thursday anticipated a crowd of 10,000, The Washington Post reported. Weeks ago coordinators anticipated a group of several hundred thousand.

Sister marches in other cities included one in New York City. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was identified at that march. She was additionally expected to attend a separate “Women’s Unity Rally” in downtown Manhattan.

This year’s Women’s March has actually been injured by allegations of anti-Semitism that have tracked the group’s organizers. 2 of them, Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian activist who has accepted the Boycott, Divestment as well as Sanctions motion, and also co-President Tamika Mallory, have actually been slammed over their ties to Nation of Islam firebrand Louis Farrakhan.

Mallory refused lately to condemn Farrakhan for incendiary comments concerning Jews during a speech in February that she attended.

As a result, the Democratic National Committee bailed out.

The original plan for Saturday called for collecting on the National Shopping mall, however with snow and also freezing rainfall in the projection and also the National Park Service not getting rid of the snow because of the shutdown, the march’s place as well as course was changed this week to start at Freedom Plaza as well as a march down Pennsylvania Avenue past the Trump International Resort.

Near Liberty Plaza, protesters carried signs that were lively and sharp, consisting of “Wonder Female in a pink pussy hat,” “Our Rights Are Actual,” and also “Protect Females.”

A little group of counter-protesters, bordered by D.C. cops, marched towards the Trump International Resort with indications that claimed “America you are required to honor God,” “Abortion is murder” as well as “Islam is a religion of blood as well as murder.”

Shannon Lydon, a recent Boston College graduate, informed NBC Information that she was excited to be going to the Women’s March in Washington.

“It’s such a movement, and it’s so encouraging to be around a lot of people that are battling and commemorating ladies for change.”