An estimated 2.9 million people participated in peaceful protests the day after Trump’s inauguration. But that doesn’t even take into account the thousands of people outside of the United States who protested in solidarity all over the world. In fact, there were demonstrations and marches on all seven continents. Yes, even Antarctica held a Women’s March, and it was small but so mighty.
Other branches of the march had training for women who wanted to run for office. The Women’s March on Washington had a slew of celebrity guests. In fact, America Ferrera’s speech might just bring you to tears. But you know what none of these marches had? Penguins. Actual live penguins in their vicinity.
Californian native Linda Zynas was the brains behind the reason why Antarctica held a Women’s March. The Antarctica March was something she felt strongly about. She spoke with The Independent about why she set it up.
As the photos above show, the group included both men and women. On the whole, there might not have been the same amount of people as, let’s say, Los Angeles or D.C., but the sentiment was all there. In addition to holding signs, these folks reminded us that equality has no borders. Furthermore, penguins are cute.
Linda Zynas also stated that the ages of participants in Antarctica “range in age from 24 to 87, male and female, from over six countries,” Not too shabby!
While this march was non-political, it was about other things. In addition to being pro peace, this movement was about the environment. All things considered, scientists in Antarctica are among the best people to speak on the subject. So make sure to keep following their story on social media.