Vancouver Women's March signs use humour to make a point

Galtero Lara
Enero 21, 2018

Thousands have gathered downtown Vancouver Saturday for the Women's March 2018.

The event, which kicked off at Jack Poole Plaza, was one of an estimated 250 women's marches planned for Saturday and Sunday around the world to continue a movement that started a year ago when Donald Trump was inaugurated as US president.

Vancouver event organizer Samantha Monckton said Saturday's march wasn't just about standing in solidarity and speaking out against sexual assault, but also encouraging women to take on big roles in their communities.

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Demonstrators filled Jack Poole Plaza before marching to Trump Tower and back. More than 2,000 women and supporters attended in the downpour, and more continued to arrive through the morning.

March On Vancouver says they use an inclusive definition of "woman" that includes trans women, gender queer women, two-spirited and non-binary people. Social media users posted photos showing massive turnouts in many major urban centres, including Washington DC, L.A., and NY.

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