Labour Women members went to The Women’s March in London to take a firm stand against the sexist policies of Donald Trump.
Millions of women took part in protest marches around the world. Organisers said there were 100,00 people marching in the streets of London.
Cathy Driscoll, women's Officer for Twickenham Labour Party, said, 'We marched today following Donald Trump's inauguration in protest at the threats on women's rights that we see embedded in his rhetoric and proposed policies. We wanted everyone to hear and see women marching in solidarity together all around the world and speaking words of peace against the words of hatred and intolerance.'
“It was clear before Trump took office that he was a misogynist. Now he has begun his Presidential term, it’s clear he’s trying to incorporate his hatred of women, and of women’s equality, into legislation. Already by cutting funding for women’s healthcare across the world he is showing what a dangerous man he is. We are very pleased that both the Netherlands and Canada have stepped in to match that funding.”
“The atmosphere at the march was wonderful. The placards were inspiring and the number of women and men coming out at very short notice to take a stand against his policies shows he is not going to succeed!”