Preston Mitchum, a policy research analyst at the Center for Health and Gender Equity, rallied women at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. for a march to the White House during the Day Without a Woman strike on Wednesday afternoon.
The Day Without a Woman is an international strike in which women are to "refrain from paid and unpaid work" and "refrain from shopping in stores or online." The goal of the strike is to "highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the US and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face," according to the Women's March website.
"When abortion rights are under attack, what do we do?" Mitchum yelled through his megaphone to the crowd.
"Act up, fight back!" the crowd yelled in response.
"When trans lives are under attack, what do we do?" Mitchum yelled.
"Act up, fight back!" the crowd yelled.
Mitchum then yelled to the crowd, "When women's lives are under attack, what do we do?"
"Act up, fight back!" the crowd yelled again.
The crowd who rallied around Mitchum were wearing red in solidarity with the Day Without a Woman strike. A few members of the crowd can be seen holding up pink circular signs that read, "Stop the war on women."
The Day Without a Woman was created by the Women's March, which protested throughout the country the day after President Donald Trump's January inauguration.