From the Atlantic to the Pacific, from small towns to big, Canadians turned out to protest on Saturday.
Official numbers are still coming in, but it’s safe to say close to 100,000 Canadians turned out to take part in sister marches in support of the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. Massive crowds gathered in major urban centres, but plenty of smaller communities got involved as well (Organizers reported a turnout of 58 marchers in Pender Island, population 2,250, off the coast of B.C.) There were thousands of images shared on social media, but here’s what a country looks like when it protests, coast to coast.
Women’s Marches across Canada
About 15,000 marchers flooded downtown Vancouver, more than double the number that had RSVP’d on the march organizer’s Facebook page. (Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press)
Chatelaine’s complete coverage of the Women’s March
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