Woman’s March takes a global stand


On Jan. 21, people across the world participated in the Women’s March. This peaceful protest was a response to the inauguration of President Trump and for those who fear that their civil rights will be threatened.


Marches took place in cities all over the world such as Washington D.C., Chicago, London, Amsterdam, and Ann Arbor. People of all ages, gender, and ethnicity participated by walking the city streets, holding signs, and chanting.


“We got [to the march] and it was impossible to find parking so we ended up walking five or six blocks to the capital. Once we got there, I felt so engulfed in the love and hope everyone was advocating for and it was so cool to be apart of something so effective and meaningful,” junior Katie Mazzullo who participated in the Lansing march says.


While there were millions marching, there was not one set reason for those who protested. Some people wanted change to happen in regards to the presidency, some wanted to spread love, some wanted their voices to be heard, and some wanted to raise awareness.


“I went, despite what a lot of people think, not to change the results of the election, but just to show that we’re all watching and we’re not gonna stand down until we’re all equal as it should be,” Mazzullo says.


This movement wasn’t just for feminists, despite being called a Women’s March. It was also for those supporting the LGBTQ community, civil rights, and freedom of religion.


“I thought [the march] was amazing. There were so many strong people that were all so supportive, loving, and fighting for something that is really important to them. It was a magical experience and I can’t wait to go to more in the future,” sophomore Lilly Thomson says who participated in the Ann Arbor march.