#WomensMarch takes to the streets around the world

Thousands of women are marching in cities around world to call for the protection of civil liberties and diverse cultures which organizers say have been threatened by the recent US presidential election.

The day of action centers around the Women’s March which has been organised near US Capitol buildings, Washington, on Donald Trump’s first full day in the White House.

So far, sister rallies have taken place in Japan, Australia while demonstrations are also happening in European cities like London, Paris, Barcelona, Dublin and Milan.

  • 21 January 2017

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  • 16:14 GMT

    Washington isn’t the only US city hosting a #WomensMarch…

    Chicago

    Boston

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    As always with politics, not everyone agrees with the movement’s anti-Trump message. Some critics have taken to Twitter to lambaste the crowd’s supposed preference for Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, and lack of concern for countries with legal systems that infringe even more on women’s rights.

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    Hillary Clinton praised those in attendance for “marching for our values.”

  • 15:47 GMT

    A city official says the turnout on the National Mall now stands at over 500,000 people, Washington’s Top News reports.

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    Block party on Capitol Hill supporting the Women’s March on Washington.