Notable Africans Who Lent Their Voices to Women’s March On Washington

Mark Babatunde January 25, 2017
Photo Credit: Angelique Kidjo

Following Donald Trump‘s inauguration, women from all over the United States and across the globe participated in a mass demonstration known as the Women’s March on Washington.

The demonstrations were a call to action on migration rights, health care reforms, global warming, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, and religious freedom. The largely peaceful protests were directed at President Trump who ran his election campaign with a message of division, misogyny, and racial intolerance.

Estimates put the numbers of women and men who took to the streets of New York, Chicago, Seattle Los Angeles and of course Washington D.C at between 3.3 million and 4.6 million. Los Angeles, alone witnessed as many as 750,000 women taking to the streets. Similar marches took place in cities outside the United States, such as London, Cape Town, Toronto, and as far away as Baghdad and Iraq.

Here, Face2Face Africa takes a look at well-known Africans who supported what may very well be the largest protest in United States’ history.

Last Edited by:Abena Agyeman-Fisher Updated: June 19, 2018


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