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Solidarité des Femmes: Women’s March in Paris
BY MANISHA GANGULY
On the 21st of January, the day after Donald Trump swore in as President of the United States, women all over the world in 70 countries joined hands in a united stand against him. In Paris, more than 7,000 women showed up at the Women’s March, to protest Trump’s history of sexual assault, sexist comments and misogyny. Women of all ages, from babies in prams to grandmothers marched to show their dissent against the new President who has often referred to women as “bimbo”, “dog”, “pig”, fat-shamed and objectified women and, defunded Planned Parenthood, putting women’s healthcare in jeopardy.
With chants of “My neck, my back, my pussy grabs back”, “Fuck Trump” and a brass band playing music from the Spanish Civil War, the march made its way from Human Rights Square to Wall of Peace in front of l’Ecole Militaire, guided by seven police vans.
The march had participation from 53 feminist and womyn’s organisations in Paris, including Alliance des Femmes pour la Démocratie, L’Amicale du Nid, Aufeminin.com, Parti socialiste, Le Planning Familial, Regards de Femmes and SOS Racisme. Organised through a Facebook event page, the march had 8500 expressing their interest in it.