Alika Autran (centre) and Tara Dafoe (right) were among thousands who part in a march in downtown Vancouver in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington on Saturday

Thousands march against Trump in Vancouver

Women and their supporters rally in support of the Women's March on Washington on Jan. 21.

Thousands of people crowded downtown Vancouver on Saturday in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.

The event was a push-back against newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump and his misogynistic behaviour and rhetoric during the presidential campaign.

Despite the power-of-women message of the event, which included a noisy march past the U.S. Consulate and Vancouver’s Trump building, a sizable minority of the crowd’s participants were men and children.

Crowds of hundreds of thousands of people joined demonstrations in dozens of a major American and Canadian cities on Jan. 21, including smaller demonstrations in cities and towns in B.C.

 

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