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© Andrew Caballero-Reynolds, AFP | Demonstrators protest on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for the Women's march on January 21, 2017.

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2017-01-21

A day after Donald Trump was sworn into office, millions of protesters joined marches organised by women’s rights groups in cities across the world in solidarity with a massive rally in Washington DC.

  • The aim of the march was to highlight women's rights, which protesters believe are under threat from the new Trump administration.
  • The event was one of the largest marches in US history.
  • There were similar protests in some 300 cities across the USA, from New York to Seattle. Sister marches in over 20 countries -- from Paris, London, Sydney, Bangkok to Cape Town -- also rallied in solidarity.
  • Organisers said the demonstration aimed to bring together "people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations and backgrounds" in a bid to secure immigrant and women’s rights.
  • A number of human rights groups, such as Amnesty International, and women’s groups, such as Planned Parenthood, supported the demonstrations.

 

Read our live blog to see how the day's events unfolded.

 

 

Date created : 2017-01-21

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