Thousands of people gathered for Calgary Women's March on Washington (PHOTOS)

Jan 22 2017, 6:57 pm

Around the world yesterday, people showed up.

In Washington, Boston, London, Paris, Oslo, New York, Sydney, and many, many more cities around the globe people showed up to participate in local versions of the Women’s March on DC.

Including Calgary.

The #womensmarchyyc garnered up to 4,000 people of supporters as they rallied in front of the Women are Persons Famous 5 statue by Arts Commons in downtown and marched down Stephen Avenue.

The march aimed to stand up to the kind of misogynistic rhetoric seen during the US election and was timed to coincide with Donald Trump’s first full day in office.

Calgary marchers Kelsy Norman and Kevin Jepsen shared their experiences on YouTube.

Here are more photos of yesterday’s event in case you missed it:

#womensmarch #womensmarchyyc #whyimarch

A photo posted by Julie Van Rosendaal (@dinnerwithjulie) on

Women's rights are human rights. #womensmarchyyc

A photo posted by Lauren Ceaser (@laurenceaser) on

#womensmarchyyc #WomensMarch

A photo posted by Sweet Madeleine (@sweet.madeleine) on

Such an important experience joining #womensmarchyyc in solidarity ✊🏻#bethelight #nextgenmen

A photo posted by Jake (@therealstika) on

✊🏻#womensmarch #womensmarchyyc #wmwcanada #wmwcalgary

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A photo posted by @coopdoggmc on

girls kick ass! 💪 #WomensMarchYYC #WomensMarch #yyc

A photo posted by Jelian Quincina (@jelianquincina) on

Amazing turn out at the #womensmarch today! Girl Power!!✌️

A photo posted by Jeßica (@rgbee) on

Women's march in Calgary! #womensmarch #yyc #womensmarchyyc

A photo posted by Victoria Cockriell (@victoriacockriell) on

While participating in the Women’s March today was inspiring, it also left me feeling ashamed. Ashamed that I haven’t seriously participated in any social justice issues and that it has taken me so long to actively question and dismantle my own privilege. I’ve spent the last couple of years reading, listening, educating myself and reflecting on my own inherent biases and attitudes, but today was a reminder that is not enough. That silence and inaction can be just as oppressive as blatant discrimination. I know I am late to the game and that these are just words, so I’m committing myself to action. I will not simply use my attendance at today’s march as another way to pat myself on the back for not being like “one of them” and instead use it as a jumping off point. Sorry it took me so long. I promise to do better. #womensmarch #womensmarchyyc #womensmarchcanada #equalrights #yyc

A photo posted by Maria (@maria_t) on

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