Written by on January 23, 2017

Bahamian women joined the International Women’s March in support of women’s rights around the world.

On Friday, Women in Freeport, Long Island, and Grand Bahama, took to the streets in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington D.C.

Held the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the protests were organized in response to insulting comments he made prior to being elected.

However organizers said the protests were not just against Trump, but “more about being proactive about women’s rights” and “a stand on social justice and human rights issues ranging from race, ethnicity, gender, religion, immigration and healthcare.”

More than 600 marches were held in the U.S. and across the world with more than 2 million people participating. Along with Washington D.C., marches in other cities include Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and New York, as well as Berlin, London, Paris, Mexico City, and Antarctica.

The Bahamas was the only Caribbean nation to support.

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