Jan 21, 2017

Celebs come out in big numbers for Women's March

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While Trump's Inauguration Committee had trouble drawing celebrities to perform at events throughout the weekend, Women's March organizers have rallied a series of A-listers to participate in today's event. They'll be appearing in crowds that dwarf the inauguration festivities.

Here are the famous people you can expect to see marching through Washington.

America Ferrera is serving as chairwoman.

She's being joined by Gloria Steinem, Cher, Lena Dunham, Chelsea Handler, Charlize Theron, Mary McCormack, Scarlett Johansson, Padma Lakshmi, Debra Messing, Julianne Moore, Katy Perry, Olivia Wilde, Uzo Aduba, Cristela Alonzo, Patricia Arquette, Danielle Brooks, Lea DeLaria, Diane Guerrero, Danai Gurira, Margo Jefferson, Angelique Kidjo, Stephanie March, Shantell Martin, Frances McDormand, Hari Nef, Monica Raymond, Amy Schumer, Yara Shahidi, Alia Sherif, Kara Walker, Constance Wu and Zendaya... among others.

Other celebrities are taking to the streets in cities both across the U.S. and abroad, and they're all sharing their support via social media.

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Trump's big, empty beef with Twitter

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

President Trump finally acted on his now year-old threat to take action against social media platforms for alleged bias against conservatives. But so far, according to experts in both government and the industry, the threat looks mostly empty.

Driving the news: Trump escalated his war on Twitter Friday morning, tweeting repeatedly that the company needs to be regulated after it overnight added a warning label to a tweet of his calling for the military to start shooting looters, which violated Twitter’s rules against glorifying violence.

In photos: Protests over George Floyd's death grip Minneapolis

The Third Police Precinct burns in Minneapolis on Thursday night. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Demonstrators demanding justice burned a Minneapolis police station and took control of the streets around it last night, heaving wood onto the flames, kicking down poles with surveillance cameras and torching surrounding stores.

What's happening: The crowd was protesting the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man whose life was snuffed out Tuesday by a white Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on his neck for about eight minutes.

Minneapolis mayor to Trump: “Weakness is pointing your finger” during a crisis

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey fired back at President Trump on Friday, after the president accused the mayor of weak leadership amid violence sparked by the killing of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.

Driving the news: Trump made his accusations in a pair of tweets early Friday, saying he would bring the national guard into Minneapolis if Frey couldn't “bring the City under control.”