On the day following the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States close to 100,000 protestors marched on London to voice their opposition to his presidency and to spread a message of inclusiveness and positivity in the wake of the rising tide of intolerance and division that has emerged from the US election.
The Women’s March On London was one of hundreds of similar protests taking place in major cities around the globe with participants of all genders, races and political beliefs taking part. In their mission statement the march organisers said that their aim was to take a stand against a growing right-wing political sentiment in all its forms, including homophobia, transphobia, anti-muslim bigotry, misogyny, class prejudice and racism.
The London march gathered outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square in Mayfair before marching through Park Lane, Piccadilly, Pall Mall and into Trafalgar Square for a rally with politicians and activists addressing the crowds.
The largest rally took place in Washington DC with an estimated half a million people taking to the streets and unconfirmed reports suggest that more protestors attended the Washington Women’s March than Trump supporters who attended the inauguration.
TECH STUFF: All pictures in this set were taken on a pair of Leica M9 cameras fitted with 50mm f2 Summicron and 35mm F2 Summicron lenses. The 50mm lens was fitted with a 3-stop ND filter to allow for pictures to be taken at the f2 aperture in the bright sunshine. All pictures were subsequently edited with minor adjustments made in Lightroom and in line with standard editorial editing guidelines. No picture has been doctored or altered in any way.
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