Americans seemed equally pleased by the Canadian contingent. Trip organizer Marissa McTasney says she even saw some women “cry when they saw we showed up in such numbers. It was very moving.”
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Thousands of Canadians Expected to March in Solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017
“Canadians are coming together to say loud and clear that discrimination will not be tolerated, and that we stand in support of all those who have been the targets of hatred within Canada and abroad,” said Marissa McTasney, from the National Committee of the Canadian Women’s March. “This is a show of equality, solidarity, diversity and inclusivity. We are marching in support of indigenous peoples, people of colour, Muslims, immigrants, LGBTQI+, people with disabilities, women and others.”
Thousands of Canadians Expected to March in Solidarity
“Canadians are coming together to say loud and clear that discrimination will not be tolerated, and that we stand in support of all those who have been the targets of hatred within Canada and abroad,” said Marissa McTasney, from the National Committee of the Canadian Women’s March.
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How The Women’s March On Washington Went Global
Vivienne Mayer writes, “When I urged women of the world to join the fast growing Women’s March on Washington (WMW) in my Nov 15 blog – a week after the U.S. election – I could not have foreseen the scale of international support or the newly galvanized women’s movement that would evolve by the start of 2017.”
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‘We are not going to be silent’: Canadian women join march on Washington, D.C.
Before this year’s American election, Tina Woodland had never protested anything in her life. But when she heard that thousands of women were planning to march on the U.S. capital the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Yukon resident knew she had to join in.
Canadian women to join Washington march on day after Trump’s inauguration
Organizers say the event is meant to promote women’s rights rather than oppose Trump, but for some Canadian women, that’s what it’s all about.