“Change is coming!”
Last Saturday saw the third annual Women’s March. Women of all different nationalities, ages and colours gathered together in various locations across the world to protest against violence and austerity.
The March originated following the inauguration of Donald Trump in 2017 and was the largest single-day protest in US history, where millions of people came together to protest against inequality and misogyny.
The theme of this year’s March was Bread and Roses in homage to the 1912 strike in the US, where women’s working rights were revolutionised.
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In London, there was widespread disapproval of both Trump and Theresa May.
“Today is about improving the living and working conditions of women,” said Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, a lawyer, activist and the organiser of the London protest, reports The Guardian.
“On the ground and in the data, it is proven that austerity is disproportionately affecting women, especially vulnerable women.”
In New York, Breaking Bad actor, Bryan Cranston showed his solidarity by climbing out of a window onto a small ledge to cheer the crowd. On Instagram, he said it was “exciting to witness” and continued “change is coming!”
— Tom Weber (@tweber) January 19, 2019