More than 10,000 people gathered in downtown Vancouver in support of the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. this Saturday.
Hundreds of thousands are expected to march in rallies around the world to promote women’s rights and protest against the Donald Trump administration.
The rally in Vancouver began at 10 a.m. at Jack Poole Plaza.
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Uniting, were women and men of all ages, and from across the border were there.
“Right now my moms’ marching in San Francisco, I have relatives marching in DC, I have relatives marching in Seattle, and so this is my way of connecting to them, even from afar.”
“Not just standing for women, but standing for women of colour and standing for immigrants because I see that I have a lot of privilege being a white woman, and so if I can leverage my voice to stand for trans women, women of colour, immigrant women, that’s really important for me.”
Protesters are marching past the U.S. consulate in downtown Vancouver and the newly unveiled Trump Tower on Georgia Street.
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In Victoria, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, former NDP leader Carole James and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps will be among the speakers.
Protesters there will gather at Centennial Square at 1 p.m. while a Nanaimo rally is set for 10 a.m. at Diana Krall Plaza.
Watch: marches underway across the United States
With files from Jon Meyer and Michelle Morton