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In photos: Here's what “sister marches” looked like across Canada

In Photos: Thousands of Canadians participate in solidarity women’s marches

Protesters took to Canadian streets in droves on Saturday, joining a chorus of solidarity with those attending the Women’s March in Washington and other U.S. cities.

Together they sent a strong message of dissent to President Donald Trump, a day after he was inaugurated.

Thousands of people congregated and marched in major cities like Vancouver, Edmonton and Montreal.

In Toronto, the march started at Queen’s Park where a diverse group of speakers spoke at length about women’s rights and intersectional feminism. They touched on problems in Canada, such as misogyny, police brutality and racism.

Photo by Julien Gignac/VICE News

 

Photo by Julien Gignac/VICE News

Synchronized chants reverberated down University Ave. On route to Nathan Phillips Square, the march became bottlenecked in front of the U.S. Consulate, as scores of police — some on horseback — cordoned it off.

Photo by Julien Gignac/VICE News

 

Photo by Julien Gignac/VICE News

Demonstrators waved placards with things like “There will be hell toupee” or “Dump Trump” written across them. The ethos encompassed human rights during a period of political uncertainty.

Photo by Julien Gignac/VICE News

 

Photo by Julien Gignac/VICE News

To Vicky Laker — a woman who partook in an anti-war protests in the 1960s — the undercurrent of this protest was love and resilience.

Photo by Julien Gignac/VICE News

 

Photo by Julien Gignac/VICE News


“The amazing thing was the emphasis of empathy and inclusivity, as opposed to the kind of divisiveness that Trump represents,” she said. “I’m hopeful that this awareness and passion will carry on.”

Photo by Julien Gignac/VICE News

 

Photo by Julien Gignac/VICE News

 

 

Outside the Trump hotel in Vancouver, B.C. Photo by Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

 

Savanna Harvey in Edmonton, Alta. Photo by Jason Franson/The Canadian Press

Cover: Photo by Julien Gignac/VICE News

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