In Society

The March

Following the 2016 US presidential election, millions of women around the world marched on cities to stand up for their rights. On January 21, 2017, the march took place in downtown Vancouver.

The march was from an assembly point to the tower that the president owned. It was led by First Nations women, because while the president had exposed what so many women already knew about their rights, the stories of First Nations women and their rights are not as widely known.

Marches and protests in Vancouver are often directed by police. Sometimes there’s an odd tension, where the police want you to go one way, but the march wants to go a different way. This time, the police knew where the march was going.

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