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JIM RUYMEN/UPI/MAXPPP - Thousands of people descended on downtown Los Angeles today for the third annual Women's March, with activists and performers exhorting the crowd to engage in the political process and continue the fight.for women's rights and other civil rights causes as part of almost 300 marches across the country on January 19, 2019 . The marches, centered on Washington, D.C., have focused on the civil rights of women, minorities and immigrants, among other issues -- particularly in response to Trump, who has been recorded speaking crudely about women and faced accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct. The crowd was smaller that in the previous two years, first organized.in opposition to the inauguration of President Donald Trump in 2017. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI.