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The Most Powerful Photos (and Nastiest Tweets) From This Weekend's Women's March

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 5 January 2018
In the wake of President Trump’s inauguration last Friday, thousands of women, men and children took to the streets of the world to protest against the president and his controversial views and policies.

An estimated 500,000 people (more than double the predictions) descended on Washington, DC, the US capital.

The rally – one of more than 600 across the world (including one in Antarctica) – took place on the president’s first full day in office.

From the Lincoln Memorial to the US Capitol building and the White House, several women arrived wearing pink ‘pussyhats’ and brandishing signs with powerful messages such as ‘women won’t back down’ and ‘Pussy Power!’, the latter alluding to President Trump’s ‘grab em’ by the pussy’ comments during last year’s fierce campaign trail.

Up and down the entire nation, and in numerous world capitals, women, men and even children spoke against Mr Trump’s stance on issues such as abortion, diversity, inequality, health care and climate change.

The defeated democratic candidate Hilary Clinton praised those who attended in a heartfelt tweet:

The aim of the marches was to highlight women’s rights on a national and global scale, which many believe are under threat from the Trump administration.

Speaking to thousands in Washington, actress America Ferrera said:

‘We march today for the moral core of this nation, against which our new president is waging a war.’

‘Our dignity, our character, our rights have all been under attack, and a platform of hate and division assumed power yesterday. But the president is not America.’

‘We are America and we are here to stay,’ she continued.

Singer Madonna also delivered this powerful speech to the protesters in Washington:

Several other celebrities – including Katy Perry, Cher, Jessica Chastain, Julia Roberts, Courtney Cox, Drew Barrymore, Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal, and Ariana Grande – also took to the streets and social media to voice their views.

Sign-making was also serious business ahead of the marches. Twitter, Instagram and Facebook exploded with photos, and there were even reports that stores had sold out of poster boards in major world capitals.

Here are some of the most powerful – and NASTIEST – photos, tweets and Instagrams from this weekend’s events…

In Antarctica (yes, Antarctica!)…

In London…

my boo's

A post shared by naomi shimada (@naomishimada) on

great happy vibes today in London #womensmarch

A post shared by nicholasgrimshaw (@nicholasgrimshaw) on

A post shared by Victoria (@victoriaaaah) on

I'm with her

A post shared by Sarah Kirkham (@sarah_kirkham) on

The heavily glittered signs say it all #womenmarchlondon

A post shared by Katie | 21 | London | Brisbane (@katieeavery) on

These were the scenes in Downtown St Louis…

In New York City…

Thousands of people here… #womensmarch #womensmarchnyc #donaldtrump #nyc

A post shared by Andreas Vingaard (@frederiksbergrecords) on

#womensmarchnyc thanks for the awesome phrase, @timorissanen !

A post shared by Daniel Michalik (@danielmichalik) on

@womensmarch 💋

A post shared by Jessica Chastain (@jessicachastain) on

In Austin, Texas…

In Washington, DC…

In Los Angeles…

Vienna, Austria…

And New Zealand…

For more US news, take a look at when our team visited Washington, DC for President Trump’s inauguration.