Thousands of protesters on Saturday joined a Women’s March in London in the UK as part of an international campaign in order to raise awareness of women’s rights and other civil rights, they fear, could be under threat under Donald Trump’s presidency.
The rally is among a number of events planned in the UK, on the first full day of Trump’s presidency, in solidarity with a similar march in US capital Washington DC, expected to attract tens of thousands of people.
There are as many as 600 “sister marches” planned around the US, with some of the biggest expected in Boston, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Organisers aim to highlight women’s and civil rights, which they perceive to be under threat from the new US administration.
Demonstrators marched from the US embassy at Grosvenor Square in central London, to Trafalgar Square, where Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was among those attending a rally.
Protesters chanted slogans of “build bridges not walls” and “dump Trump” and attacked the new US President for his previous derogatory remarks on women.