Monday, January 23, 2017

Local women on why they're taking part in women's marches - CBC

by Kate Bueckert, 
Originally published:

'I want to be one of the people counted saying this isn’t OK'

The day after Donald Trump is sworn in as president of the United States, thousands of women are expected to descend on Washington, D.C. – many wearing pink hats – to protest his rise to power.

Several local women will be driving or riding on a bus all night to be in the American capital Saturday for the march. Those who want to march but can't go to Washington, D.C., are attending sister marches in other cities, including Toronto, London, Hamilton and Guelph – the Women's March website said as of Friday morning, there are 616 sister marches taking place around the world.

CBC K-W spoke to some women who plan to march on Saturday and they explained why.