Initially, the anti-Trump Women's March was meant to be held only in Washington D.C. It was not even meant to target Trump specifically but was a reaction to his campaign rhetoric which they found to be misogynistic, divisive and racist.
And now the Women's March has extended to other cities all over the United States -- it has even gone global! With people of different, race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, economic class, and religion participating. There were marchers in Mexico and even as far as Antartica!
The main march at Washington D.C. held on Saturday January 21 drew an estimated 500,000 crowd, which was more than the number of people who turned up to Trump's inauguration held the day before. And, nationally, it has set a protest record in the United States. According to UCONN Professor Jeremy Pressman, who made a Google document of crowd estimates, the numbers could go as low as 3.66 million participants and a high as 4.57 million people -- and to think that does not yet include the solidarity marches all over the world.
In Australia, it was estimated that 5,000 people participated in a rally in Sydney. A few carried banners that said "Girl Power vs. Trump Tower". There were also protests held in Melbourne, and in the nearby nation of New Zealand.
A large crowd also gathered in front of the US embassy in Mexico City, Mexico. Trump is particularly disliked in this country for his controversial comments on Mexican immigrants. "Say it loud, say it clear, migrants are welcome here," shouted the marchers.
Several countries in Africa also participated in the march, with protests held in Ghana, Malawi, South Africa and Kenya.
Andm next to the United States, Europe seemed to draw in the largest crowds, with Women's Marches held in the various cities in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain and Italy!
Isn't it nice to see people from all over the world united for equal rights?