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WASHINGTON - Millions of women gathered in Washington and in cities around the country and the world Saturday to mount a roaring rejoinder to the inauguration of President Donald Trump. What started as a Facebook post by a Hawaii retiree became an unprecdented international rebuke of a new president that packed cities large and small - from London to Los Angeles, Paris to Park City, Utah, Miami to Melbourne, Australia.
Charles Person took a beating when he was 18 in Anniston, Alabama, the youngest of the Freedom Riders for civil rights in 1961. He took a blow to the head a few days later in Birmingham. The buses finally were integrated, life went on, and it wasn't until last year, in the middle of a conversation with a relative, that he suddenly passed out.
So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands.