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We are marching for strength in these coming years and for the ability to survive in a culture that erases and excludes and forgets women, and denies women their humanity, and refuses to recognize their achievements and all the ways they serve and lead selflessly. We are marching to link arms with friends, comrades and strangers so that the rhythm of our steps becomes the tempo of a new time and the unified chants of our voices become a clarion call.

– Eve Ensler, Women’s March Washington (2017)

 

Hundreds of thousands of people across the world protested the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as America’s 45th president.

What started as the Women’s March on Washington spread to streets and city squares from Sydney to South Carolina on Saturday, with protesters marching in solidarity as a show of empowerment.

As many as a million people took part in the main march in Washington, DC.

Women gave a host of reasons for marching, ranging from inspiring other women to run for office, to protesting against Trump’s plans to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act, which among other things requires health insurers to cover birth control.

Source and more pictures from Women’s Marches across the Globe

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2017/01/women-marches-washington-170121201602289.html

 

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