The third-annual Women’s March was held in numerous cities across the globe on Saturday, and many celebrities joined women across the country to protest against the policies of President Donald Trump.
In New York City, Bryan Cranston appeared on a balcony on Broadway, where he is currently starring in Network, to cheer on the crowd and show his support.
“The Women’s March from my balcony at the Belasco Theater in New York!” Cranston, 62, wrote on Instagram, alongside a video of the “exciting” day.
“Exciting to witness and support these powerful women of all ages, colors and creeds. Change is coming!” he wrote, alongside the hashtags “#womensmarch #womanempowerment.”
The Women’s March from my balcony at the Belasco Theater in New York! Exciting to witness and support these powerful women of all ages, colors and creeds. Change is coming! #womensmarch #womanempowerment #theatre #networkonbroadway
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“Got to hang with these lovelies at the #womensmarch today,” the Westworld star, 31, captioned a shot of herself standing alongside Britton and Michaelson at the event.
Britton, 51, and Rippon, 29, also shared photographs on their Instagram Stories of themselves posing with marchers.
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However, Dern did have something positive and uplifting to share: “The great news is we’re on Air France and our pilot is female and globally only three percent of pilots are female,” she said.
“So while you’re all marching, thank you so much,” she added. “We have a lot of work to do so keep marching. Happy Women’s March!”
Amy Schumer, who is currently pregnant with her first child, also supported the march online, as it appeared she was unable to attend.
“Sending strength to all of the women marching today!!” she wrote alongside a sonograph of her baby on the way. “We won’t stop cause we can’t stop! Even my baby knows it.”
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Despite the mission of the Women’s March, this year’s event has been battling negative press.
The co-president of Women’s March Inc., Tamika Mallory, has been criticized for her association with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has often used anti-Semitic and homophobic rhetoric. She upset many supporters of the Women’s March after posting a photo with him and describing him as “the GOAT” (greatest of all time).
Mallory didn’t fully condemn Farrakhan when she appeared on The View with co-president Bob Bland on Jan. 14, despite her organization’s anti-hate premise.
On the program, Mallory argued that while she does not agree “with many of Minister Farrakhan’s statements,” she can still appreciate his efforts on behalf of the black community.
“Everywhere that I go is difficult,” Mallory told co-host Meghan McCain. “The Women’s March was very difficult. I met with a lot of women who did not even understand why race was important… part of the conversation as it relates to women’s rights issues.”
The organization also faced a wave of anger because of accusations of anti-Semitism amongst the leadership, which stemmed from a lengthy December report by Tablet, a Jewish news magazine. All of the accusations have been forcefully denied multiple times.
In light of the negative attention, a number of groups have decided to stop sponsoring the Women’s March.
One of the biggest is the Democratic National Committee, which no longer appeared on the list of official sponsors on the website after the co-presidents were interviewed on The View, according to The Daily Beast.
Women’s March Inc. did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
As in the past two years, the march in Washington, D.C. will likely be most closely watched.
Saturday’s D.C. march drew less protestors than expected, as it appeared that only thousands attended, according to The Washington Post. The outlet went on to report that marches across the country also experienced lower turnouts than in past years.
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