Women’s march 2017 at Greater Copenhagen in the wake of new U.S President

An estimated 5,000 people took to the streets of Copenhagen on Saturday as Women’s March events were held around the globe on the day after Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. The Copenhagen crowd assembled outside of the US Embassy in Østerbro before marching to the parliament building Christiansborg.

Women’s March Copenhagen spokeswoman Karen Covington told the press that over 1,000 participants have committed earlier to hit the streets on Saturday, to march from the US Embassy in Østerbro to the Danish parliament building Christiansborg on 21 Jan 2017.

 

The Copenhagen march was spearheaded by a team of Danish and American activists. Like the other events being held around the globe, local organizers insisted that the event is not just about protesting the outcome of the US election or displaying resistance to the incoming Trump administration.
“Trump is just a symptom of what’s been happening. He’s just the culmination. It’s not about him, but what he represents,” Lesley-Ann Brown, a Brooklyn native who has lived in Denmark for the past 18 years, told the press.

 

Women’s March Global

 

Women’s March Global, an international offshoot of the DC march, is reporting that nearly 700,000 people have committed to attend nearly 400 solidarity events in roughly 40 countries around the world.The so-called ‘sister march’ at Copenhagen had reported one of the largest crowds outside of the United States.

Sweden: More than a thousand gathered in Stockholm’s central Norrmalmstorg in a peaceful protest against the inauguration of US reality TV star Donald Trump as US president. The march, was arranged, amongst others, by Amnesty International, Svenska Freds, the Woman’s International League for Peace and fFeedom, and the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights (RFSL).
After the speeches, the protesters planned to march to the US embassy.

Women’s March at Washington and its Impact

The women brandished signs with messages such as “Women won’t back down” and “Less fear more love” and decried Trump’s stand on such issues as abortion, health care, diversity and climate change. The message reverberated at demonstrations around the globe, from Paris and Berlin to Sydney and beyond.
In Washington D.C,  there were early signs that the crowds in Washington could top those that gathered for Trump’s inauguration on Friday. Local officials told that organizers of the Women’s March on Washington are more than doubled their turnout estimate to 500,000 as crowds began swelling and subways into the city became clogged with participants. It wasn’t just a Washington phenomenon and it wasn’t just women: More than 600 “sister marches” were planned across the country and around the world, and plenty of men were part of the tableau, too. Organizers estimated 3 million would march worldwide.