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36 of the most badass moments from the Women's March

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Last Saturday, less than 24 hours after Donald Trump was officially sworn in as President of the United States, millions of demonstrators from around the world took to the streets in support of women’s rights.

The first show of strength began with the Women’s March on Washington before sister marches sprung up across the globe, with some 650 protests taking part in seven continents.

As demonstrators made their feelings known across every corner of the globe, from Nairobi to London, a powerful message was sent to Trump: we will not be silent.

And while we couldn’t possibly begin to record every incredible moment from the day, here we have selected 36 of the most badass and memorable. 

Simply scroll through to see the highlights.

Images: Rex, Getty, Twitter

  • Washington

    This is Mary Parker, who celebrated her 100th birthday the day before the March.

    She drove from Michigan to join the protest.

    Image via Twitter

  • Washington

    A video of a group of women singing at the Washington march went viral after millions of people tuned in to watch their song, I Can’t Keep Quiet.

    The women were from different states and had never met before the march, only practising the song online before performing to the crowds at Washington.

    Watch the video here

  • Washington

    A sea of pink pussy hats line a street in Washington.

    Image via Twitter

  • Washington

    Amy Schumer takes to the stage at the rally in Washington, telling the crowd, “I am so proud of you all, we showed up, and we need to stay organised.”

    Watch the clip here

  • Washington

    Madonna, wearing a black pussy hat and feminist T-shirt, gives a rousing speech to the crowd, yelling, “Are you ready to shake up the world? Welcome to our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny.”

    Watch the full clip here

  • Washington

    Demonstrators line up to share a message at the Washington Monument.

  • Washington

    A woman makes her feelings toward Donald Trump known.

     

  • Washington

    Miley Cyrus and Jane Fonda join the march.

     

  • Washington

    Despite being fiercely private about her personal life, Scarlett Johansson takes to the stage at the Washington rally to reveal that she used Planned Parenthood when she was 15 years old.

    Defending the organisation in the face of planned funding cuts, she said, “It is vital that we all make it our mission to be really, really personal.”

    Watch the clip here

  • Washington

    Jessica Chastain hands out badges to demonstrators.

  • Washington

    Gloria Steinem, co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, drew huge cheers for her warning that women must not be silenced during the digital age, which she described as one of the most dangerous times for women’s rights in America.

    “A Twitter finger must not become a trigger finger,” she said.

    Watch the whole clip here

  • Washington

    Alicia Keys fires up the crowds in Washington with a rendition of Girl on Fire.

    Watch the clip here

  • New Orleans

    Women dressed as the Suffragettes take to New Orleans with their placards.

  • New Orleans

    Members of the crowd make signs and placards in New Orleans...

  • New Orleans

    ...Before reclaiming the streets in protest.

  • New York

    A young girl dressed as a firefighter stands up for her rights.

  • Trump International Hotel, New York

    Crowds boo as they march past Trump’s hotel in New York.

    Watch a 360 degree clip here

  • Chicago

    A larger-than-life effigy of Donald Trump makes its way through the streets of Chicago.

  • Los Angeles

    Jennifer Grey wears an excellent T-shirt to pose with Natalie Portman and Jane Fonda.

  • Los Angeles

  • Michigan

    Even the dogs were getting political in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    Image via Twitter

  • London

    Teens in London club together.

  • London

    A banner of Jo Cox, who was murdered by a right-wing extremist last year, flies high in London.

    Image via Twitter

  • London

    Our Stylist banner made it’s way through London.

  • London

    A giant Trump head looms above crowds in London.

  • London

    Members of the charity “Women for Refugee Women” take to the stage in London.

    Image via Twitter

  • London

    An effigy of Trump is carried through the capital.

  • Bath

    Even the traffic lights show solidarity with demonstrators in Bath.

    Image via Twitter

  • Paris

    Thousands of protesters march to the Eiffel Tower.

    Image via Twitter

  • Budapest

    Women join hands across the Chain Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, bringing the march’s slogan – Build Bridges Not Walls – to life.

    Image via Twitter

  • Amsterdam

    Demonstrators march through the streets in Amsterdam.

  • Kolkata, India

    Over in India, messages of support hang on trees.

    Image via Twitter

  • Belgrade

    In Belgrade, colour co-ordination sends a powerful message.

    Image via Twitter

  • Macau

    Demonstrators of all ages take to the streets, including this tiny tot from Macau.

  • Berlin

    Demonstrators line the street outside of Berlin’s Brandenburger Tor.

  • Cardiff

    Charlotte Church makes an excellent point in Cardiff.