On Saturday morning, demonstrators met at Pershing Square, in downtown Los Angeles, to march to Grand Park.

Calling for equal rights for women, tens of thousands of demonstrators took part in the second Women’s March in L.A., one of hundreds of similar protests held all around the world.

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Women were marching for their liberties and their rights, saying that “it is through human dedication and effort that we move forward.”

Some celebrities talked on a stage in front of everyone, to express their feelings and their point of view towards the #metoo movement and abuse towards women. Celebrities who addressed the crowd included : actresses Viola Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Laverne Cox, to name a few.

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“I am speaking today not just for the MeToos,” she said, “because I am a MeToo. But when I raise my hand I am aware of all the women who are still in silence, the women who are faceless, the women who don’t have the money and who don’t have the constitution and who don’t have the confidence and who don’t have the images in our media that gives them a sense of self-worth to break their silence.” – Viola Davis

This movement tries to bring upfront the role of women in the society and fight against harassment, assault and inequalities between women and men.

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By walking the streets of Los Angeles, New-York, Oslo, women want to show their power and stand up against men power and control. Following Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globes, other celebrities make things go forward and move such as Halsey, whose speech moved people all over the world…and Twitter ! Let’s hope things will change and women empowering is not just a fashion movement !

To know more about the women’s march :

Women’s March website

Women’s March Instagram

Women’s March Twitter

Women’s March Facebook



Solène Jouan

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