MEXICO CITY, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Women in Mexico joined the global Women's March on Saturday by staging their own protests against U.S. President Donald Trump.
In the capital Mexico City, some 400 protesters gathered outside the U.S. embassy to demand the new president to show more respect for the rights of women and minorities.
Several protesters carried signs that read: "Respect my existence or expect my resistance."
Women of all ages took part in the demonstration, which included U.S. citizens and other foreigners living in or visiting Mexico.
Protesters marched from the embassy to the nearby Angel of Independence monument, chanting also against Trump's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to keep out illegal migrants.
In Oaxaca, the capital of Mexico's southern state of the same name, some 3,000 women and men, including Mexicans, Americans and Canadians, marched to the city's central plaza to protest what they saw as Trump's discriminatory policies.
Organizers said Trump presented a threat to women's and immigrants' rights.
Kathie McCleskey, one of the organizers, told local media that illegal immigrants "should be treated in a fair fashion, with dignity, and according to the law. Mexicans are not enemies."
An unprecedented event, the Women's March on Washington was repeated in some 670 cities around the world, such as Paris, London, Rome, Sydney and Tokyo.
During Trump's presidential campaign, many were enraged by the leaked recordings of the real estate tycoon boasting about using his status and wealth to assault and abuse women.