Women’s March on Washington Huge Success
Women’s March – Protesters gathered, by the hundreds of thousands, in the United States and around the world today. The purpose is to raise awareness of women’s rights and other civil rights they fear could be threatened by the Trump presidency.
Women’s Turn-out in “Sister Marches”
Some of the “Sister Marches” are being held in Boston, New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, London, Paris, Cape Town and places too numerous to mention.
Chants from the crowds include “women united will never be defeated,” “when women’s rights are under attack,” “Girl Power vs. Trump Power,” “Dump the Trump” among many others. Speakers, singers, and every day people are attending the marches. People, such as Madonna, are speaking out their words, the famous singer using the “F— Bomb” more than once as she spoke her peace.
A march of protesters was also held in Nairobi, Kenya. The significance behind this is the fact that this was the home country of former President Barack Obama’s father. Marches were held in other African nations including Ghana and Malawi. Protesters gathered at the famous Pantheon, in Rome, carrying signs such as “Yes we must,” and “Women’s rights are human rights.” Streets were also filled in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and other German cities. Large crowds joined in London for a two-mile march starting outside the US Embassy and ending with a rally in the city’s historic Trafalgar Square. According to marcher, Victoria Dawson, the atmosphere was “positive, inclusive, and electric.” Protesters in Barcelona, Spain chanted “we will not be silent” and “my body, my choice” as they marched in the streets.
The marches come several days after a famous, assassinated leader’s birthday, who spoke the words, ‘We Shall Overcome.” It appears these words have once again been ignited.