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>> This is what democracy looks like.>> Two years after filling the streets of US cities to protest the start of Donald Trump's presidency Women's Marches will take place this weekend again across the country. To try to build political pressure against him ahead of the 2020 elections. The movement having sharpened its focus says Reuters Amanda Becker.
>> Women's March itself, the kind of original group, is unveiling a ten part policy platform for the first time that they're going to use when they talk to lawmakers. To say this is our agenda if you don't support reproductive rights, if you don't support a higher minimum wage we are not gonna marshal the support of our millions of followers to support your candidacy.
>> That original Women's March group has splintered and spawned new organizations. With some leaders of the group having been accused of anti-Semitism, which they deny.>> One of its leaders is a supporter of Louis Farrakhan with the nation of Islam. And she has received criticism because Louis Farrakhan has made anti-Semitic comments and anti-gay comments over the years.
They've tried to quash that among the Women's March leaders by saying we support him, but not his rhetoric and so they've tried to clean that up that way. Another leader of the Women's March supports divestiture from Israel and boycotting it over its occupation of Palestine.>> Despite the controversy march leaders say momentum has not slowed.
With hundreds of rallies planned around the US to celebrate unprecedented gains for women in congressional and state races in last year's midterm elections. Global marches in more than 30 countries will protest violence against women, among other issues.