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The crowds in Washington swelled today, with reports that more people attended today’s protest than yesterday’s inauguration.
The Un-Idle Collective, a group empowering people to bring activism into their daily lives, also joined the London demonstration.
New Yorker and Co-founder Scarlett Curtis said that the march shows people they are not alone, and that a great number of people are ready to fight for their rights. She described today’s march as the beginning of a generation of activists.
She said: “The dialogue surrounding this election has represented the exact opposite of everything I love about this country and it quite literally breaks my heart to suddenly see the rights of women, people of colour and so many other minority groups stripped away.”
Chants of: “Two, four, six, eight! Choose love over hate!" were heard throughout the London crowd.
One protester said: “Since I have seen and felt a lot of division across the world, I wanted to be part of unity. This is the reason why I wanted to join the march.”
She said: “Seeing Obama's speech, I was reminded that it is each of us who has power to make a positive change. It's about us. While it was a women's march, to me it was a march to show solidarity."