Tens of thousands of women have taken to the streets to protest against the new US President. Women, wearing pink “pussyhats” have thronged into the centre of cities across the world in a bid to show their displeasure at Donald Trump’s perceived stance on women.
Carrying placards which said “Women won’t back down” and “Less fear more love,” they protested against President Trump’s policies on issues including diversity, abortion and climate change.
In Washington, an estimated 500,000 women turned out, including A Listers Amy Schumer, Scarlett Johansson and Katy Perry. More than 600 marches were scheduled to take place across the globe, with men joining in to to promote women’s and human rights. In Britain, there were an estimated 80,000 people in and around Trafalgar Square.
In London, the march started in Grosvenor Square and finished in Trafalgar Square with a rally. Demonstrators help up placards which said “dump Trump”. Marches are also happening in cities across the world, including Cape Town, Sydney, Prague, Copenhagen and Edinburgh.
The marches follow embarrassment for Mr Trump and his presidential campaign when a video made more than a decade ago showed him bragging to a television host about how he would grope women and “grab them by the p***y,” and that they did not mind because he was a celebrity.
The Iron Man 3 actress Rebecca Hall, who is half British and half American was spotted among the crowds in London. She described President Trump’s inauguration day as “confusing and sad”. Ten year old Lily, an American girl living in England, was also at the march. She said it was vital for women and girls to have their rights.
Meanwhile, the classical singer Charlotte Church, who is understood to have turned down an invitation to sing at President Trump’s inauguration was part of a march in Cardiff, Wales.