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Sunday 17th February 2019

Surprising List of Stars 'Rail Against Patriarchy' During 2018 Women's March

They came out in force.

Hundreds of thousands of women and their male allies gathered in cities across the country Saturday for the second annual Women's March against President Donald Trump and his administration's policies.

Celebrities were front and center at many of the rallies, including Grace and Frankie star Jane Fonda, who spoke at the Respect Rally held in Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival.

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Jane Fonda speaks in Park City, Utah. (Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

“Everything is at stake,” Fonda told the crowd of about 1,000 people, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

The legendary actress and activist went on to urge protesters to get involved at the local level and to work toward ending the Republican hold on power in Washington, saying: “We’ve got to give it all we’ve got. Time is up!”

Read More: 'Today' Co-Hosts Left Speechless as Jane Fonda Insults Their Colleague

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Comedian Nick Offerman speaks in Park City, Utah. (Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Parks and Rec actor and comedian Nick Offerman also took the stage in Park City.

And Lena Waithe, who won an Emmy for the Master of None episode she co-wrote in which her own coming-out story was told, also spoke out in Park City.

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Comedian and 'Master of None' star Lena Waithe speaks. (Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

As snow fell on the crowd, rapper-turned-actor Common and actress Tessa Thompson joined the rally in Park City, with Common firing off a verse from a song he wrote called "The Day Women Took Over."

"The day the women took over, let it continue. Now women get paid as much as men do," he rapped. "Dr. Angelou looking from heaven's window. Telling young girls phenomenal woman is in you. Body is a temple. Men don't pray. Mother Earth's arms around you saying it's OK. Toilet seat's down, that's a no-brainer. Monuments in Washington of Fannie Lou Hamer. Harriet, Sojouner's truth is marching on. Women preachers and world leaders ain't out the norm."

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(Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, one of the largest crowds in the nation gathered in downtown Los Angeles.

As protesters braved cooler-than-normal temperatures, star after star spoke to the massive crowd, which was "600,000 strong," Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Twitter.

Read More: CNN Reporter Shouted Down, Tossed Out of Trump News Conference

Alfre Woodard took the mic, flanked by actresses Rowan Blanchard and Jurnee Smollett-Bell.

"Right now you have the power in your hands to change the course of history," Woodard told the crowd.

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Rowan Blanchard, Alfre Woodard and Jurnee Smollet-Bell at the Los Angeles Women's March. (Credit: Facebook/Los Angeles Women's March Foundation)

Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis also delivered a powerful address to the Southern California crowd.

She rallied and challenged onlookers  with the powerful words, "No one and nothing can be great unless it costs you something."

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Viola Davis speaks in Los Angeles. (Credit: Facebook/Los Angeles Women's March Foundation)

Lupita Nyong'o, who was born in Mexico and raised in Kenya, introduced California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, praising his work for immigrants.

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Lupita Nyong'o speaks in Los Angeles. (Credit: Facebook/Los Angeles Women's March Foundation)

Actress Olivia Munn also spoke out in support of women's rights at the L.A. rally.

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Olivia Munn speaks in Los Angeles. (Credit: Facebook/Los Angeles Women's March Foundation)

Another star who joined the Los Angeles March was Alyssa Milano, who posted a photo on social media of herself posing with a #MeToo sign on Instagram that she captioned, "Proud. #WomensMarch #PowerToThePolls"

Proud. #WomensMarch #PowerToThePolls

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In New York, stars including Patricia Arquette, Piper Perabo and Amber Tamblyn marched.

#TIMESUP marching in NYC today!

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And this list is only a fraction of the star power behind Saturday's events, as celeb supporters of female empowerment and equal rights made sure their voices were heard on the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration.