Smaller crowd and fewer politicians at 2019 Women's March

An estimated 10,000 people marched in the Seattle's Womxn's March today, many sporting pink hats and holding signs largely denouncing President Trump.

The crowd was 10 times smaller than just two years ago. And politicians were conspicuous by their  absence.

But those who marched the nearly two miles from Cal Anderson Park to the Seattle Center said their cause remains the same: To empower women across the globe.

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They came with different perspectives borne of different origins, the thousands who made their way through downtown Seattle in this, the Womxn's March 3.0, many wearing the pink hats that have become their signature.

"I'm here to march for justice," said Aneelah Afzali.  She and other American Muslims, here, she says, embodying the principles of their faith.

"Justice for people of color," said Afzali. "Justice for immigrants. Justice for refugees. Making it clear that we stand united for the world."

Kimberly Cole-Nash lives in Everett, but her home state is Texas.

"They nominated over 19 women in public office and my sister was one of them in the city of Austin," said Cole-Nash. "So really proud to be here today to represent not only women but women of color."

There were men here, too.

"It's so important because women need to know that men support them in their right to be equal," said George McCadden 3rd, of Seattle, "and to be empowered to be equal."

Renowned Seattle Chef Tom Douglas offered banana bread and tea to help sustain the marchers.

"I'm a father of a daughter, wife, six sisters and mother; that's the base reason," said Douglas.  "And then I'm in the hospitality business. And I love that these people come out here and pour their hearts out on our streets."

Many expressed those same feelings on the message board he placed outside his restaurants.

A day devoted to so many causes, dear to so many hearts.

"Transgender women," said Liana Peralta of Lake Stevens, "for all the LGBTQ people."

Native American drums filled the air, too, for missing and endangered indigenous women.

This is not the only women's march in Seattle this weekend. Another march highlighting issues of sexual violence, environmental justice and homelessness steps off from Occidental Park Sunday morning.