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WomensMarch
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Today, there were Women's Marches all over the world. I couldn't make it to the one nearest to us, in Amsterdam. But I wanted to participate, at least in spirit. So, here are pictures of the event from all over the world in countries outside the USA. It's so encouraging to see the huge crowds that marched for a world of hope, decency and solidarity.

Amsterdam
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Amsterdam in front of the Central Station
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On a Research Vessel in Antarctica
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Melbourne
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Sydney
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Paris
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Paris
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Madrid
Madrid photo Madrid C2sg0L8XUAAgONR_zpscws6s9a5.jpg

Granada
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Barcelona
Barcelona photo Barcelona C2skLP6XEAEIzh7_zpsqokysdib.jpg

Rome
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Florence
Florence photo Florence C2skCZzXgAAHrC-_zpsh3g1axpi.jpg

Geneva
Geneva photo Geneva C2s1C0SWIAA60U3_zpsiep6elvi.jpg

Budapest
Budapest photo Budapest C2skAFlVQAEgXed_zpswmjsm2r2.jpg

Warsaw
Warsaw photo Warsaw C2s08wVWEAA4DLD_zpsbwnh1akk.jpg

Stockholm
Stockholm photo Stockholm C2suDm8W8AAhfYM_zpscnejwne1.jpg

Copenhagen
Copenhagen photo Copenhagen C2st1PkW8AQgWZ0_zpshqxdljep.jpg

Berlin
Berlin1 photo Berlin1 C2slFy9XgAADBya_zpsfq23upoz.jpg

Berlin
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Munich
Munich photo Munich C2sc_B5WQAAjtjF_zpswarnnab8.jpg

Frankfurt
Frankfurt photo Frankfurt C2skW4sXcAAxWiK_zpsxuanib7a.jpg

Heidelberg
Heidelberg photo Heidelberg C2s1AIkXAAA_xuL_zpsvformhjz.jpg

Dublin
Dublin1 photo Dublin1 C2sdVMuXgAAmm5m_zpsgq4leq1t.jpg

Dublin
Dublin2 photo Dublin2 C2st4r4W8AQTSP2_zpsvtqovhlm.jpg

Edinburgh
Edinburgh photo Edinburgh C2sdK1CXgAYZr_e_zps505ouhqg.jpg

Cardiff
Cardiff1 photo Cardiff1 C2skH7EXEAQxNG8_zpsy22uywkp.jpg

Cardiff
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Bristol
Bristol photo Bristol C2sdUgdW8AAFxFc_zpstyatsf20.jpg

Southampton
Southampton photo Southampton C2skZ7EXcAEQUPi_zpshc8xj5hw.jpg

Leeds
Leeds photo Leeds C2skaMwW8AEpEYq_zpszbzjbcxg.jpg

Manchester
Manchester photo Manchester C2skXRAXAAAK-gv_zpsc57zmpzp.jpg

Lancaster
Lancaster photo Lancaster C2st26uXcAAVnfh_zpsvodxgl3s.jpg

Trenton
Trenton photo Trenton C2suCW7VIAAjved_zpsnmhuldrb.jpg

Shipley
Shipley photo Shipley C2skUOCXAAA32Q9_zpsnjj4fipt.jpg

London
London1 photo London Trafalgar Square C2st9SvWgAAmkCF_zpsl1qochzz.jpg

London
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With thanks to everyone who posted their pictures on twitter!


EDIT
Added: Isle of Eigg. Population 87!
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what a stunning gallery of not only women, but of men as well. Or....to put it differently....what a stunning display of human spirit.

I've done a lot of thinking the last couple days, now that the ....unspeakable has become reality. And...I think, in a positive vein, that the unspeakable has served for a great many a wake up call ....a sign that we need to care deeply and not just sit on our complacent behinds .......

I still pray for miracles....but i think it is far more likely that words need to be combined with consistent action.

Let us soldier decently, peacefully on, fellow beings!

and then i read things like this and am almost inclined to seek out the LoT (lump of trump) and shake his hand. From the Lithub:

“What I call for is a literature that craves the conflict and owns the destruction, a split-mind literature that features fear and handles shock, that keeps self-evident ‘reality’ safely within the quotation marks.” Aleksandar Hemon on writing in the age of Trump. | The Village Voice

(oddly, speaking of 'split-mind', i was reading an article on Steven Tyler this morning. One of the things he says motivates him, but in a positive way, is fear. He flys in (instead of fleeing from) the face of fear. Whatever he is afraid of, that is what he attempts. A good thing to think on, in these days when we will be called on to be bravely fearful (and the most positively, rawly *naked* of our lives). We will climb the mountain of our own lives, our own humanity. We will strive and learn and perhaps even die. Can we do these things? Yes. We. Can. )


Discussing all this with my dad I asked him if he had had this sense of doom in the nineteen-thirties, during the rise of Hitler. He said NO. There weren't many active fascists. Most people just sat back because they didn't realize the danger. It's encouraging to know that people are now aware of the danger and get to the streets!

although what will actually happen if faced with storm-trooperish goons is another conversation. It is one thing to be taken by surprise by an impending disaster. It is another thing to know what to do when and if the sh*t comes down.

may we not be faced with those very difficult decisions...the ones that go beyond marching and shouting our solidarity. May moral hearts and minds prevail.

"May moral hearts and minds prevail" Yes!

I've now seen pictures of the turnout in every major city in the US. It's amazing.
The challenge for you will be to translate this display of human spirit into political action. From what I understand that's going to be a long convoluted process. But I am more hopeful now.

Excellent article. Thanks for posting it.

As you say, it sums it up very well. Thank you for the link.

you are welcome. Do not despair, Ambree. The incursion of bad prompts the emergence of good.

It's amazing and exciting to see all these marches from around the world. Thanks for sharing these. :)))

You're welcome, Addie. I couldn't go to a march myself so I wanted to do Something!

Wow. Thank you for posting these wonderful pics!

It was my way of marching. :-)

Thank you for this!! This gave me the chills! So wonderful to see world-wide solidarity! *Hugs*

It gave me the chills too! :-)

Thanks for the pics from around the world.

I only learned yesterday that a local march was planned near me in the past week. I would have gone except that I already had plans at the time of the gathering. My daughters are disappointed that we didn't go and so am I, but even another day or two heads up would have been enough to make it work, but I couldn't make it work when I heard about it last night. :-(

You're welcome. How disappointing for you and the girls that it didn't work out.

I would have liked to go to Amsterdam but it's a 2,5 hour drive and I didn't feel up to it. So, this post is to make up for staying home. :-)

From what I've now seen on twitter the March has been a huge success throughout the US. I'm SO glad!

Thank you dear for these images, it is quite heartening to know our country has global support as Trump begins his presidency. I've been watching it all day and it really lifted my spirits. *hugs you fiercely*

I've now seen the pictures of the US marches and it was really overwhelming. I hope this grassroots movement will be effective, or at least help to limit the damage.

What a wonderful post. I wish there was a way to make Trump see it. He's all about denial. He'd try to figure out some way to lie and say these were all SUPPORTERS. He lies about EVERYTHING. Here he was on day two as President and all he could talk about was how the media lied about the small size of the crowd at his inauguration. He refused to believe that 2-1/2 times as many people were in Washington, DC today as were at his inauguration.

The man is totally crazy...a narcissistic, man-child with no concept whatsoever of what it means to be a President and actually govern instead of nursing his ego and thin skin. It's absolutely shameful.

I watched the marches/protests all day on TV. I can only hope and pray that he does something to get himself impeached.

As you say, the man it totally crazy. Everything I read is a fresh outrage. How to get rid of him? Is the country headed for a dictatorship? I have no idea how strong the US constitution is in practice.

I don't think the US will turn into a dictatorship, but we're very likely going to end up isolationists. Just today Trump starting canceling alliances and he wants to pull the US out of the United Nations!!!

The US Constitution is strong, but politicians are always "interpreting" it THEIR way. Trump could be impeached already for violations to the Constitution, but none of the Republicans in Congress have the guts to do it. However, the Democrats certainly would if they ruled Congress instead of the Republicans.

i would have gone to the one here, but i had a house appointment where i had to be home, but it warmed my heart, and still does the show of solidarity around the world. there is good in this world.

It cheered me up a lot, just looking at all those crowds. They were far, far larger than I had expected.

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