Around the world today, people showed up.
In Washington, Boston, London, Paris, Oslo, New York, Sydney, and many, many more cities around the globe people showed up to particpate in local versions of the Women’s March on DC.
The #womensmarchto garnered thousands, and possibly tens of thousands, of supporters as they rallied outside of Queen’s Park and made their way down to the U.S. consulate on the west side of Nathan Phillips Square.
In terms of numbers, it was one of the largest protests in Toronto in recent memory, perhaps even matching that of the massive teachers’ protest in the early 2000s.
Here are 41 photos of today’s huge event in case you missed it:
Today we were loud. Today we took up space and we didn’t apologize for it. We yelled and felt safe. Today we marched so that survivors of violence and sexual violence will be believed. For the safety of transgender women, Indigenous people, sex workers, Muslims, and People of Colour. For equality for all members of the LGBTQ+ 🏳️🌈community. For accessibility and inclusion of people living with a disability or chronic illness. And for women. All women. Use your voice, your freedom and your privilege to fight for others. “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Desmond Tutu #whyimarch #womensmarchonwashingtontoronto Thanks to the two most perfect March teammates @daniellebird & @textualorientation
Thank you mom and all women. This is inspiring! Sorry mom, but thanks for being so strong. 🌳🙏🏽 My calling is for the planet and connecting people to nature. We need to protect nature first. #lovetrumpshate #fortheplanet #marchonwashington #womenmarchonwashington
Equality, respect, love & unity @womensmarch #womensmarch #womensmarchto #feminism #proud #happy #love #toronto #ontario #canada #the6ix #the6 #tdot #toronto_insta #torontoliving #torontophoto #torontoigers #instagood #instagram #instalove #toronto #torontolife #torontolove #torontophoto #instadaily #instalike #instaphoto #lovetoronto #instalike #tdot #imagesoftoronto #torontocanada #hypetoronto #instalike #girl #girlpower
Today as we marched for freedom, peace and equality, I am grateful for our ability to peacefully protest. Today, protesting was not an option, it was an obligation. An obligation to stand up for what is right, for all who have been silenced, harassed and oppressed by those in power. I say to them, we will not be silent, we will not play dead. For us too, this is only day one. #ApathyIsNotAnOption #Goodwillwinintheend #ElectoralDysfunction #whyimarch #womensmarchto
Truly inspired by this powerful movement for justice & equity . The reality is we live in a world which systematically denies justice to women . Gender based violence, income inequality and barriers to positions of power are all clear examples of this injustice . Today people across the world came together to demand better . And together we will achieve better . #womensmarchTO #WomensMarch
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