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Betsy Argueta holds her daughter Isabella, 2, as she votes in the U.S. presidential election at the National Guard Armory in Smithfield, North Carolina, Nov. 8, 2016. REUTERS/CHRIS KEANE

A massive demonstration broke out following President Donald Trump’s Friday inauguration. In Washington, D.C., thousands of people, including several celebrities, took to the streets, participating in the Women’s March on Washington. In fact, the crowd at the protest was three times the size of the audience at Trump’s swearing-in, reports said.

On Monday, one of Trump’s first actions after taking office was to reinstate the so-called global gag rule. The law restricts U.S. funding to non-governmental organizations outside the country that provide abortion services or educate the public or governments on safe abortion practices.

Formally known as the Mexico City policy, the law was first implemented by former President Ronald Reagan. It was repealed every time a Democratic president was in power and reinstated whenever the White House was led by a Republican.

Trump, being a Republican president, signed an executive order reinstating the policy days after close to half a million women marched on the streets of Washington. Trump reacted to the demonstrations on Twitter asking why the protesters didn’t vote.

With women’s rights and issues in the forefront, here’s a look at how women voted in the 2016 election.

More women voted for Trump’s rival Democrat Hillary Clinton than for the real estate mogul, a Pew Research report said, citing the exit poll conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Pool. Clinton garnered 54 percent of votes from women, compared to Trump’s 42 percent.

However, over half of white women voted in favor of Trump, CNN exit polls indicated, showing 53 percent of white women voted for the real estate mogul. White women without a college degree supported Trump by nearly a 2 to 1 margin.

However, 51 percent of white women with a college degree voted for Clinton and 45 percent supported Trump.

Unlike white women, women of color voted overwhelmingly in favor of the former secretary of state. Ninety-four percent of black female voters and 68 percent of Hispanic women supported Clinton.

In the end, Clinton won the popular vote by a margin of nearly 2.9 million votes. Trump, however, garnered 304 electoral votes to Clinton’s 227 to clinch the presidency.