Anti-Trump protest streams into downtown Calgary
Thousands flooded the streets of Calgary on Saturday in light of the Women's March . The peaceful protest took place in front of the Famous Five monument. A monument symbolic of a woman's determination.
Similar protests took place all over the globe as an act of support for the Women's March in Washington D.C. where over 200,000 people took to the streets one day after Donald Trump's inauguration. Here are the Calgary highlights.
Photos by Anna Junker
Published on Janurary 23, 2017
Nellie McCLung, part of the Famous Five sculpture by Edmonton artist Barbara Paterson, holds a newspaper declaring women are persons. An estimated 5,000 people met at Calgary Olympic Plaza, showing solidarity for The Women’s March on Washington on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017.
These protestors holding the sign “Patriarchy Kills” stand in the middle of MacLeod Trail in front of the Municipal Building which was cordoned off by Calgary Police for the Women’s March on Washington - Calgary protest on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017.
Hold it high and proud. This woman raises her handmade poster above the crowd for the Women’s March on Washington protest gathered in front of Calgary’s Municipal Building on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017.
Four lone Trump supporters counter-protest during the Women’s March on Washington - Calgary on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017 in downtown Calgary. One of the signs reads, “Don’t Let Social Media Think for You. Trump Not a Racist, Not a Sexist, Not a Homophobe.”
Erin Suszko says she joined the Women’s March on Washington - Calgary “to show my solidarity for women around the world who either don’t have the same rights as me or who are at risk of having their rights revoked by toxic government.” She adds, “I march so that all women can have a voice including women who are disabled or are of a different race, sexuality or who are not born female.”
Some women found humour in their posters. This woman proudly holds up “My Taco is Nachos to Grab” -- a response to now President Donald Trump’s comments about grabbing women’s vaginas. This Calgary protest, Saturday Jan. 21, 2017 attracted an estimated 5,000 protesters.
Three protesters at the Calgary Women’s March come across four Trump supporters. In unison, they thrust their placards into the air. One is anti-Trump, one incorporates Rosie the Riveter imagery and one reads “Our Bodies, Our Minds, Our Power.” The march happened Saturday Jan. 21, 2017 in downtown Calgary.
Young and proud. This little girl’s sign reads, “There is More Power in Unity than Division,” as she walks on top of a bench in the middle of the crowd at Olympic Plaza, Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. The Calgary Women’s March was one of hundreds of worldwide gatherings in support of the Women’s March on Washington.
A simple yet strong message, “Girls Are Cool” is held high above the crowd at Olympic Plaza for the Calgary’s Women’s March on Washington protest Saturday Jan. 21, 2017.
The sign “A Woman’s Place is in the Resistance” is held high above the crowd as a woman walks through the crowd during the Women’s March on Washington - Calgary protest on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017.