Women’s March Against Trump Turns Into Global Day of Action

Over 600 marches will take place in 57 countries around the world

Shepard Fairey's "Defend Dignity" protest art, designed for the Women's March and other inaugural weekend actions. (Image: Shepard Fairey/Obey Giant)

Shepard Fairey’s “Defend Dignity” protest art, designed for the Women’s March and other inaugural weekend actions. (Image: Shepard Fairey/Obey Giant)

By Nika Knight

The Women’s March on Washington on January 21 has gone global, with over 600 “sister marches” planned in 57 countries that same day, as an international display of opposition to the far-right populism embodied by President-elect Donald Trump.

With protests planned in Berlin, Oslo, Toronto, Nairobi, and other cities around the world, many organizers cite the threat to human and civil rights posed by Trump’s election.

“The recent elections in the United States have shown how real the threat is to our collective rights and liberties. We march together for the protection of our rights, our safety, our families, our health and the health of our planet—recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our society,” write organizers of the march in Nairobi, Kenya, on Facebook.

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2 replies

  1. The election of Donald Trump isn’t just an American tragedy–it’s a tragedy for the entire human race and our planet. We are all in this together. Women around the world understand this, and I am reassured and comforted by their leadership.

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    • Well said. I am proud of their leadership and teamwork. I just hope they do not give up or forget that voting and strong voices matter. The protesters are being called fake by an administration that lies daily. One thing I have seen repeatedly is that Trump and the gop knows how to exhaust and deflate citizens.

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