Lindsay Burgess
January 22, 2017 2:56 pm

If we learned one thing yesterday, it’s this: As a planet, we’ve got each other’s backs. On January 21, 2017, we saw people come together in women’s marches around the world. Some protesters faced blizzards, while others were surrounded by tropical weather and greenery. But all were united by a shared message – and a lot of posters of Carrie Fisher.

We really can’t get over the crowd sizes of the women’s marches around the world. Seeing so many people come together this way gives us hope for the next four years. The women’s marches around the world tell us that we’re not alone in this fight. The world sees what’s happening, and they’re not going to let us go it alone.

(By the way, when we say women’s marches around the world, we really do mean everywhere. Here’s a map of all 673 official sister marches.)

And to keep that warm and fuzzy feeling going, here’s just a fraction of the people who showed up to women’s marches around the world. (The current estimate is 4,797,500.)

Australia

Protesters filled the streets in Sydney, Australia.

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And this was the scene in Melbourne.

New Zealand

Thousands turned out for the march in Auckland, New Zealand.

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And the crowd in Wellington was equally as impressive.

Macau

There was a smaller rally in Macau.

Thailand

The turnout in Bangkok was also small, but meaningful.

South Africa

In South Africa, crowds marched through Durban.

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Netherlands

In the Netherlands, where the memory of occupation during the Second World War remains strong, one protester held up a sign with the powerful message, “We are not going back.”

Denmark

Thousands of people gathered in Copenhagen.

France

In Paris, the crowds stretched all the way to the Eiffel Tower.

UK

In London, the march led to Trafalgar Square.

This was the final scene.

There was a hefty turnout in Edinburgh, too.

Spain

Protesters marched through Barcelona…

…and Madrid.

That wasn’t nearly the end of the demonstrations…

Ghana

There was a protest in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

Canada

From coast to coast, Canadians came out to have their say.

A blizzard in Newfoundland pushed the St. John’s Women’s March online. Mostly.

But there was an impressive turnout in Halifax.

The crowds in Montreal and Toronto were huge.

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And Vancouver saw thousands of people come together.

Mexico

And our neighbours in Mexico showed up, too.

This was the crowd in Loreto.

More people still gathered in Oaxaca de Juarez.

While others marched in San Pancho.

Argentina

An official sister march gathered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

To everyone who came out for the women’s marches around the world: We see you. We thank you. And we’ve got your backs.

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