Women’s rights march against Trump drew tens of thousands onto the streets of cities worldwide.
In central London tens of thousands marched from the US Embassy to Trafalgar Square. There were similar protests in other British cities.
There were demonstrations held in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Bristol.
The route to the American Embassy was jammed packed with protesters. Police monitored the crowd and organised the marchers so that they could gather outside the Embassy. Eventually, the marchers was able to head for Trafalgar Square.
Many of the placards carried by the protesters were explicit in their content, but they said it was not regarded as offensive but a reflection of how women have been treated. Some read “dump Trump”, “reject hate”.
They joined an international day of rallies on the first day of Donald Trump’s Presidency. Some speakers said it’s been a “heartbreaking time to be both an immigrant and woman”.
More than a million people have marched in cities across the world for women’s rights, which organisers believe are under threat in the era of Donald Trump.
We squeezed in and caught up with some of the marchers in London who spoke to us.
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) January 21, 2017
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