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There Are Women's Marches Taking Place On Every Continent -- Even Antarctica

22/01/2017 12:46 AM IST | Updated 22/01/2017 4:05 AM IST
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A protester sits with a placard at the end of the Women's March in London on January 21, 2017 as part of a global day of protests against new US President Donald Trump. Thousands of people marched through central London on January 21 as part of a global day of protests against new US President Donald Trump and his derogatory remarks about women. The largely female crowd, which also had many men and children, marched from the US embassy to Trafalgar Square, chanting 'dump Trump' and waving banners demanding equal rights. / AFP / Ben STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Demonstrators rallied across the world on Saturday ― from Antarctica to Ann Arbor, Beirut to Buenos Aires, Cape Town to Canberra ― to show solidarity with the throngs of protesters gathered in Washington, D.C., on the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The Women’s March on Washington organization reported that there were more than 600 sister events planned, with support streaming in from all seven continents.

Hundreds of thousands of activists have flooded the nation’s capital to call for equality and protest the incoming Trump administration. March organizers said that as many as half a million people had turned out for the D.C. event, double their initial estimate.

Linda Zunas organized a rally that didn’t crowd streets or pack city squares, but that did feature perhaps the day’s only penguin-themed protest sign. The 42-year-old data analytics and market research professional told The Independent that a group of about 30 people planned to march in a sister event in Antarctica. One of the group’s banners reportedly read “Penguins for Peace.”

Although they may be the only protesters in Antarctica, they had plenty of support across the six other continents.

Africa

Accra, Ghana 

Cape Town, South Africa

 Jos, Nigeria

Antarctica

Asia

Seoul, South Korea

Tokyo, Japan

Bangkok, Thailand

Beirut, Lebanon

 

Delhi, India

Australia

Sydney 

Melbourne 

Canberra 

Europe

Barcelona, Spain 

Brussels, Belgium

Reykjavik, Iceland

Helsinki, Finland

 Paris, France

North America

Halifax, Canada

Ottawa, Canada

Oaxaca, Mexico

And of course, all over the United States.

South America

Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Santiago, Chile

See more photos from women’s marches around the world.

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