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#WomensMarch takes to the streets around the world

#WomensMarch takes to the streets around the world
Thousands of women are marching in cities around world to call for the protection of civil liberties and diverse cultures which organizers say have been threatened by the recent US presidential election.

The day of action centers around the Women’s March which has been organised near US Capitol buildings, Washington, on Donald Trump’s first full day in the White House.

So far, sister rallies have taken place in Japan, Australia while demonstrations are also happening in European cities like London, Paris, Barcelona, Dublin and Milan.

  • 22 January 2017

    01:53 GMT

    San Francisco City Hall illuminated in pink to show support for ‘Women March’ participants.

  • 01:41 GMT

    Between 75,000 - 150,000 people attended the Denver demonstration, according to organizers, with some marchers claiming the numbers exceeded 200,000.

  • 00:57 GMT

  • 00:48 GMT

    Organizers for the Women's March on Portland say 100,000 people took to the streets Saturday.

  • 00:37 GMT

    An estimated 2.6 million people took part in 673 marches - in all 50 US states as well as 32 countries across the globe, KTVB report citing organizers.

    The largest rally took place in Washington DC, with well over 500,000 protesters.

    In Chicago, the crowds swelled to 150,000. In New York City, the number stood at 200,000, while Boston had more than 100,000 people on its streets.

  • 00:21 GMT

    "Penguins for Peace" march was even held by the women who are stationed at US research center in Antarctica.

  • 00:17 GMT

    More than half a million people attended the anti-Trump march in LA, according to police estimates. The city’s Mayor, Eric Garcetti, thanked participants for a “show of unity, peace & strength.”

  • 21 January 2017

    22:57 GMT

  • 22:27 GMT

    Thousands of protesters surround Trump Tower in NYC.

  • 21:53 GMT

    Around 10,000 people attended the march in Vancouver, according to the city’s police estimates.

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