MORE THAN two million people gathered in cities around the world as part of an international day of action in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington after Friday’s inauguration of #DonaldTrump as the 45th president of the United States.
The Women’s March raises awareness of women’s rights and other civil rights they fear could be under threat under Donald Trump’s presidency.
The London march began at the US embassy at noon, and finished with a rally in Trafalgar Square. Protesters waved banners with slogans such as ‘Special relationship, just say no’ and ‘Nasty women unite’.
Protesters also joined together to march in Nairobi, Kenya – the African nation that was the home country of former President Barack Obama’s father.
Other African nations to stage women’s march events included Ghana and Malawi.
Celebrities who showed solidarity included Rihanna, Willow Smith, British model Leomie Anderson, singers Alicia Keys and Janelle Monáe, Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth and actress Zendaya.
“So proud to be a woman!! So proud of the women around the world who came together today for pro-choice,” Rihanna wrote on Instagram.
“Today was a day for sisterhood and no matter where you were you were today, we stood in solidarity,” added Alicia Keys.