People Around the World on Why They Joined the Women’s March

Over a million people in the US participated in the Women's March, but they weren't alone. People from protests in six different countries tell us why they're also taking a stand against Trump.

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Jan 23 2017, 3:34pm


Over one million people marched on Saturday in the US to stand up for women's rights and gender equality, making the Women's March the largest inaugural protest in American history. (And, whatever Donald Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway claims, those are accurate facts—not the "alternative facts" preferred by the president's political team.)

The protest may have been originally planned for Washington DC, but there were sister marches in almost every timezone you could think of. Seventy-five countries around the world staged demonstrations in solidarity, making it a 24-hour day of protest. In London alone, a crowd of 100,000 marched through the city, shutting down traffic in the center of the capital.  USA Today estimated that over 2.5 million people participated worldwide, though organizers say that there was a total global turnout of 4.6 million.

"Today, millions of people gathered in cities and towns across the world, to stand together for human rights," the Women's March said on Twitter. "This is more than just a single day of action, this is the beginning of a movement to protect, defend and advance human rights, even in the face of adversity."

With the help of contributors all over the world, we went to marches in six different countries to meet the people who came out to support their sisters in America.

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