Saturday, 21 January 2017
100,000 Women Take To Britain's Streets As Part Of Worldwide Protests Against President Trump
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 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.