Celebrities To Descend On D.C. For Inauguration Protests Against Trump

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Celebrities are headed to Washington, D.C. to attend protests against President-elect Donald Trump.

On Monday, organizers released a statement about the event titled the Women’s March that will include performers like Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, American Ferrera, Cher, Katy Perry and others and will take place the day after Trump is sworn-in as the 45th president of the United States. (RELATED: Big & Rich To Perform At Inaugural Gala)

Scarlett Johansson (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Scarlett Johansson (Photo credit: Getty Images)

“Since the election, so many fear that their voices will go unheard,” Ferrara said. “As artists, women, and most importantly dedicated Americans, it is critical that we stand together in solidarity for the protection, dignity and rights of our communities.” (RELATED: Trump: Celebrities Did Nothing For Hillary, ‘I Want The People’ At My Inauguration)

Johansson has said she will attend the march so she can “make my voice heard and stand up for what I believe in” when it comes to reproductive rights, according to another report.

The march in D.C. is only one of hundreds planned across the country. On the same day, in Park City, Utah, comedian Chelsea Handler will lead another demonstration against Trump, according to the Washington Examiner. 

Organizers are expecting more than 150,000 people to attend the march, according to the group’s Facebook page.

The march starts at the Lincoln Memorial and will conclude at the White House.

Katie Jerkovich

Contributor

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