In unprecedented numbers, people of all gender identities, ages, races, sexualities and socio-economic backgrounds gathered in solidarity in what transcended into an international rebuke of Donald Trump on Saturday, January 21st, 2017—a day that will go down in history.
Millions marched in more than 670 planned events around the world in support of the Women’s March on Washington—an event that had initially only sought a permit for gathering 200,000.
But it wasn’t another “Dump Trump,” “Not My President” protest that has supporters refuting, “Yes, he is your president.” It was a reminder that says, “Fine, because we are America.” An empowering display of solidarity, the Women’s March was propelled by vows to ensure that women’s rights are recognized as human rights today, tomorrow and every day thereafter.
From D.C. to Tel Aviv, Berlin, Nairobi and even Yellowknife in Canada’s Northwest Territories, where temperatures dropped to six degrees below zero, protestors rallied to resist. They rallied to prove that love trumps hate.
And it certainly does. The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority recorded about 275,000 trips as of 11 AM on the morning of the march, compared to just 193,000 ahead of Trump’s inauguration.
And in Trump’s home, New York City, historic crowds took to the streets for a gamut of reasons written on hundreds of thousands of signs. Check some out from the Women’s March NYC in the slideshow below!