Saturday 21 January 2017

100,000 Women Marched Against Trump On Britain's Streets

Here comes the backlash! 100,000 women take to Britain's streets as part of worldwide demonstrations against President Trump as 500,000 self-styled 'p***yhats' march on Washington

Thousands of women and men have gathered for a global 'solidarity' march in the wake of the inauguration of US President Donald Trump. Some 2.2 million are expected to march globally, with 200,000 in Washington and 40,000 in London. In Washington (top left) many arrived wearing hand-knit pink 'p***yhats' -a message of female empowerment aimed squarely at Trump's demeaning comments about women. 

Several thousand turned up at the Women's March on London event (main), including singer Charlotte Church (top right) before a rally at 2pm, which is being held in conjunction with others taking place in cities across the world to promote women's and human rights. 

A throng of people across all ages and genders have descended on the streets holding a rainbow of witty placards with slogans such as 'we shall overcomb' (pictured bottom right in Bristol) and 'because I want to march forwards not backwards'. In Berlin, (top right) marchers mocked up posters that showed women wearing the American flag as a headscarf and in India a demonstrator held a placard saying 'I march for my sisters right to choose' in reference to fears Trump will roll back abortion rights
The march in London began at the American Embassy at midday on Saturday and will end at Trafalgar Square
Organisers marches are calling for people to join them 'as part of an international day of action in solidarity'
Marchers say they want to vent against an incoming administration they fear will roll back women's rights
Organisers expect 2.2million to take part in the marches around the world
The p***yhats are a reference to Trump's 'grab her by the p***y' quote from the 2005 Access Hollywood leak

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