WORLD: Donald Trump: Millions march at protests against new US President

 

(ABC NEWS) Millions of people from all over the world have marched in opposition to the agenda and rhetoric of President Donald Trump.

There have been more than 600 rallies in 60 countries around the world, expressing concern that women’s rights will be eroded under Mr Trump.

 

In the United States, people packed into the country’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington, as hundreds of other marches happened across America.

 

A city official in Washington said the turnout estimate was at 500,000 people, more than double the initial predictions, forcing organisers to abandon plans to march towards the White House.

 

Madonna performs at the Womens’ March in Washington

 

Figures from transport officials in Washington suggested more people attended the march than came for Mr Trump’s inauguration.

 

Woman holds a rose in Women’s March in Washington

Women marching in protest in dozens of countries

 

The women marching in Washington DC were joined by thousands more around the world.

 

Similar rallies were held in London, Berlin, Rome and hundreds of other cities in Europe, South America, Africa and the Middle East, with organisers estimating a turnout of more than 3 million people.

 

In Park City, Utah, it was Charlize Theron leading demonstrators in a chant of “Love, not hate, makes America great”.

 

In New York, actresses Helen Mirren and Cynthia Nixon and Whoopi Goldberg joined a crowd of protesters marching to Mr Trump’s local home.

 

In Paris, thousands rallied in the Eiffel Tower neighbourhood in a joyful atmosphere, singing and carrying posters reading “We have our eyes on you Mr Trump” and “With our sisters in Washington”.

 

Hundreds gathered in Prague’s Wenceslas Square in freezing weather, mockingly waving portraits of Mr Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

 

In Copenhagen, Denmark, protesters in the march’s trademark pink woollen hats met outside the US Embassy.

 

 

 

 

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