Thousands of protesters flooded into downtown Calgary earlier this week for the Calgary Women’s March.
The March brought more than 5,000 protesters to Calgary Olympic Plaza, on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. One Calgary baby was tucked into a baby carrier sporting the sign, “When I grow up, I’m going to punch fascists in the face.”
The event, one of many worldwide marches supporting the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., was emceed by Calgary comedian Adora Nwofor who reminded the crowd that whether men, women or non-binary, “we are all equal.”
As many hoisted placards into the air, the atmosphere was mostly celebratory. Nwofor lead the crowd in chants such as “women’s rights are human rights” and “my body, my rights.”
Bolstering the positive vibes of protesters, a group of Indigenous women led the crowd in song as they gathered in front of the Municipal Building at the end of the march.
More events of solidarity are planned including Calgary’s 9th annual Valentine's’ Day Women’s Memorial March.
Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes and Chantel Chagnon lead the protesters in a traditional Indigenous song about a bear during the Calgary Women’s March, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Produced by Anna Junker.
- By Anna Junker