One million people gathered in Washington, D.C on Saturday to participate in the Women’s March and five million people joined the movement world wide.
What is the Women’s March, you ask?
According to their website: “The Women’s March on Washington is a grassroots effort comprised of dozens of independent coordinators at the state level. The effort is helmed by four national co-chairs and a national coordinating committee who are working around the clock to pull it all together.”
Wikipedia definnes the 2017 Women’s march as “a series of political rallies taking place around the world.” The rallies were aimed at President Donald Trump and his administration, and took place the day after his inauguration. The movement was inspired by his anti-women rhetoric and other statements deemed just as destructive, and despicable.
The goal was to not only speak up for women’s rights, but also for the rights of the LGBTQ community, the Muslim community, racial justice and worker’s rights. Participants intended to send a bold message to Trump and his administration. The march was streamed on their Facebook page, YouTube, various news channels and Twitter.
What a turn out! Here are some pics of the marches from around the globe!
Photo: Women’s March / @womensmarch / TWITTER
This little tyke went viral and earned the nickname #WokeBaby!
Photo: Mitsuki / @mitskuithegreat / TWITTER
Photo: Izzy Black / @IzzySinosi / TWITTER
Events had some pretty big name speakers in attendance! Including Madonna, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Moore, Immigration Rights activist Sophie Cruz, Human Rights Journalist Wendy Carrillo & more!
Ashley Judd spoke in Washington and went viral with her speech!
Video:Reflect / YOUTUBE
Photo: Ashley Judd / @AshleyJudd / TWITTER
Photo: May Warren / @maywarren11 / TWITTER
Even doggos got in the action in Toronto! Awe!
Photo: WeRateDogs / @Dog_Rates / TWITTER
We even got involved right here in Edmonton!
Photo : Global Edmonton / @GlobalEdmonton / TWITTER
Photo: Global Edmonton / @Global Edmonton / TWITTER
Photo: Venus / @VTRamos / TWITTER
Photo: Shiny Life / @shinylifeforme / TWITTER
Photo: Lucy Sherriff / @sherrifflucy / TWITTER
Photo: Paperclip-News / @aerdt / TWITTER
Photo: Holly Brixton / @Rooting4OBAMA / TWITTER
Photo: Robin Sanchez / @RJoySanchez / TWITTER