Advocates of women’s rights took over streets all around the world on Saturday 21st of January to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration. Millions attended with the New York Daily News reporting 500,000 in Washington DC, 750,000 in Los Angeles and 100,000 in London alone.
Credit: @womensmarch on Twitter
Women all around the globe gathered to protest against Donald Trump’s inauguration and the resultant threat to women’s rights. The primary march took place in Washington DC, the same location of the inauguration, with many more across the world from New Zealand to the U.K.
Tamika D. Mallory, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour and Bob Bland who were co-chairs of the official ‘Women’s March on Washington’ organised the event, which featured many speakers including America Ferrera, Gloria Steinem, Michael Moore and Scarlett Johansson.
It states on womensmarch.com that the march was organised to ‘send a bold message’ to the new government who had ‘insulted, demonized and threatened’ women, immigrants, Muslims and those of diverse faiths, LGBTQ+ people, disabled people and Black and Latino people.
Credit: @womensmarch on Instagram
The march did receive some backlash, including from Piers Morgan on Twitter.
He tweeted out the above statement in response to the women’s march.
On the other side, the women’s march received praise from many including Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders who gave an impromptu speech at one of the rallies – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl_56XIlztU
The Women’s March organisation has claimed they will continue protesting and campaigning with this as their pinned tweet – ‘Our march forward does not end here. Join us in launching a new campaign: 10 Actions for the first 100 Days’.