Photos: Women’s Marches take over cities around the globe

So many people turned out for Chicago's march that organizers had to cancel it

A man dressed as Abraham Lincoln stands with protestors at the Women's March on Washington during the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington. Organizers of the Women's March on Washington expect more than 200,000 people to attend the gathering. Other protests are expected in other U.S. cities. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Masses of people flooded parks, streets and city squares around the world Saturday marching in solidarity in a show of empowerment and a stand against President Donald Trump.

The crowds of women, men and children stood in the rain, snow and sun. As they moved through streets or gathered in parks, they voiced support for women and immigrants’ rights, health care, Black Lives Matter, education and other causes. Many carried signs with messages such as “Love trumps hate” and “Women won’t back down.”

Parts of some cities were brought to a halt as marchers packed train stations and snarled traffic. In Washington, turnout was so big that the designated march route alongside the National Mall was impassable.