This past Saturday was a historic one! On Saturday, January 21st, 2017, over 2000 Edmontonians gathered in front of the Alberta Legislature at 1 p.m. for a peaceful march along with cities and countries worldwide. This took place the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on Friday, January 20th. The march was for women's rights and in response to Trump's nasty comments about women, minorities, members of the LGBT community and the disabled.
We are proud to say that Edmontonians took part in this peaceful Women's March on Saturday. Locals braved the cold and began to make their way down to the Legislature Grounds around noon where the speeches took place at exactly 1 pm. Attendees wore warm attire, carried signs that read "Princess Leia Sent Me", "Women's Rights are Human Rights", along with thousands more. Women, men, and children wore knitted pink toques with cat ears in solidarity to clap back to the many offensive comments Trump made during his campaign and general public career. Judging by the turnout (between 2000 - 4000), Edmontonians came together in unity to demand equal rights for women and to let it be known that change happens when people get involved, engage, and demand more from the status quo. Way to be awesome Edmonton! Have a look at 23 amazing photos from the rally below. For everyone who attended, don't worry, we see you. Thank you for your contribution!