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'We are all a Part of the Community This President has Attacked'

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in D.C. for the Equality March for Unity and Pride.

The march, coinciding with Washington D.C.'s Pride event, describes itself as "a grassroots movement which will mobilize the diverse LGBTQ+ communities to peacefully and clearly address concerns about the current political landscapes and how it is contributing to the persecution and discrimination of LGBTQ+ individuals."

The Equality March's website further notes that while "progress has been made over the past decade... there's still so much more to be done," advising that the "progress we've achieved is currently being threatened by increased hostile rhetoric, discriminatory policies, and violence perpetrated against the most vulnerable in our communities."

Hundreds of sister marches are planned across the country, all aiming to "support, uplift, and bring attention to those in [the LGBTQ+] communities who are targeted due to immigration status, ethnicity, religion, skin color, gender, and disability."

Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, spoke with CNN concerning the march, pointing out that "we are women. We are Muslims. We are asylum seekers."

"We are all a part of the community this President has attacked day in and day out," he said.

You can watch demonstrators below:

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