An incredible, record-breaking turnout of protestors united the world against who Donald Trump is and what he represents
Millions of people joined forces in different cities across the world yesterday for the historic #WomensMarch that landed on Donald Trump’s (read our opinion of him here) first day as President of the USA. What happened was unprecedented, perhaps even unexpected, but united the world in demonstrating that we reject Donald Trump, his beliefs, what he says, how he acts and the policies he wants to implement.
We marched in London, but on our Instagram reached out to our readers to ask you where you were protesting. It was moving to receive responses from people marching in places as far apart as Lyon, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Sydney and Paris.
We also had the iconic filmmaker and activist Rose McGowan – who just this month featured in Dazed discussing the power of female anger – take over our Instagram Stories for the march in Washington D.C. Head to our Instagram to check her videos (<3 to Rose for being involved). Here’s what went down around the world, stay tuned on Dazed for a film from London and D.C.
THE AERIAL VIEWS OF THE PROTESTS REVEALED JUST HOW BIG IT WAS
This protest was huge, make no mistake. It made history, with an estimated 3 million marching across the U.S and 100,000 people hitting London. The initial epicentre of the protest was Washington D.C, but aerial footage from protests around the world quickly revealed that this was a global event that spread far beyond one city and dwarfed the turnout for Trump’s inauguration by some distance. An estimated 600 sister marches took place. Love really did trump hate.
DONALD TRUMP STILL HASN’T MENTIONED IT
For someone who seems to have a worrying inability to stop tweeting, it’s slightly odd that Donald Trump, the newly-inaugurated President of the USA, is yet to comment on such an enormous protest against his pussy-grabbing antics. Weird. This is his last tweet, but actually works against him as the only people showing heart, fight and spirit yesterday were the ones marching to reject him. Sean Spicer used his first press conference to rant against the ‘dishonest’ media who were truthfully reporting on the poor attendance at Trump’s inauguration. Sad!
SOME OF THE SIGNS WERE AMAZING
Have a look:
PEOPLE LOVE WOMEN AND HATE TRUMP SO MUCH THERE WAS EVEN A PROTEST IN ANTARCTICA
Trump believes that climate change is a conspiracy invented by the Chinese, so apart from everything else, it’s only natural that people in Antarctica should be worried by his appointment. Linda Zunas set up the protest in response not only to Trump’s misogyny but also his desire to reverse Obama’s environmental work. She told the Independent, “I set it up because I wanted to participate in the Women’s March. I spent a month after the election mourning the impending damage to the earth that will be done. I felt like I needed to do something to be part of the global movement.”
THE WORLD FELT GENUINE HOPE AND LOVE IN A TIME WHERE IT HAS FELT AS IF THERE ISN’T ANY
Yesterday saw an outpouring of emotion spread all over the world. Donald Trump is not fit to be leader of the U.S, and yesterday saw an enormous rejection of him and his presidency. The world connected to fight against a man whose values and perspectives will hopefully die out soon. People shared their stories from different cities, cried together and inspired each other. While it has been easy to feel like the election of Trump represents the end, yesterday felt like the genuine beginning of a movement against a president who – let’s remember – said this: