While the march in Washington is expected to draw about 200,000 people, women in 70 countries are expected to hold ‘sister marches’
LONDON – Inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, more than a million women around the world are expected to hit the streets Saturday to show solidarity with Americans and to promote human rights and gender equality in their own countries.
While the march in Washington is expected to draw about 200,000 people, organizers say other marches dotted around the United States – and indeed the world – could collectively draw crowds 10 times that figure. Organizers said they want to send a bold message to President Donald Trump on his first full day in office that women’s rights are worth defending.
Trump’s campaign was coloured by sexist remarks, allegations of sexual assault and lewd comments about women that Trump dismissed as “locker room talk.” Many women voted for Trump, including the majority of white women.