Women around the globe have been taking to the streets today in protest against the new US president Donald Trump.
In Washington DC, half a million people have been turning out to stand up for gender equality, healthcare for women and other issues thought to be threatened under Trump’s presidency.
In London, thousands marched from the US embassy on Grosvenor Square to Trafalgar Square in a stand united against Trump.
Demonstrators have even be marching against him in Antarctica.
— Womens March Global (@WM_Global) January 20, 2017
Reports on Saturday suggest that as many as 500,000 people have turned up to make the walk from Independence Avenue towards the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue.
According to Women’s March organizers, the event aims to protect human rights which have been “threatened” and “insulted” during the recent US presidential election.
The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights,” the group said online.
“We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.”
First aid sites and lactation tents have been set up along the two-mile walk to accommodate all people hoping to take part in the demonstration.
— Women’s March (@womensmarch) January 20, 2017
Images show throngs of people making their way to the starting point on the city’s metro and bus services.
— Eric Weisbrod (@EricWeisbrod) January 21, 2017
— Maya Wiley (@mayawiley) January 21, 2017
Many women were pictured sporting so called pink ‘pussy hats’.
— Frankie (@livetowonder) January 21, 2017
— 💙Christy Hudson💜💚 (@dinoroc74) January 21, 2017
— RT America (@RT_America) January 21, 2017
Hillary Clinton, Trump’s opponent during the presidential race, tweeted a message of support for the demonstration.
“Thanks for standing, speaking & marching for our values. Important as ever. I truly believe we’re always stronger together.”
Thanks for standing, speaking & marching for our values @womensmarch. Important as ever. I truly believe we’re always Stronger Together.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 21, 2017
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