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Women's March London: An audio picture

Photo: Council of Canadians

This past weekend, January 20 and 21, 2018, was the anniversary of the first Women's March which was held last year to coincide with inauguration day in the United States.

Marches were held all over North America, including many here in Canada, large and small. Sandy Cove, a tiny village on the Fundy Shore in Nova Scotia had 32 marchers. And though that sounds small, it's half the village population. Big places like Vancouver and Toronto didn't get that high a percentage of the population out. Toronto police estimated 6,000 people at the Women's March in that city. And police estimates are usually on the low side. Safe to say there were a few tens of thousands of people marching in Canada.

For those of you who weren't able to make it to a Women's March in your community, we're bringing you a snapshot in sound from the March from London Ontario, collected by Meg Borthwick, a London resident, activist and also rabble's babble moderator.

Image: Kevin Jones

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