Thousands protest Trump presidency at Sydney Women's March

Associated Press | Published: 09:50, Jan 21,2017

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Thousands file through the streets during the Women's March protesting the start of Donald Trump's presidency, in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, January 21, 2017. — AP photo

Thousands of Australians are protesting the start of Donald Trump's presidency that many fear could stir up hatred and bigotry.

Protesters at the Women's March rally in Sydney's central Hyde Park on Saturday carried placards with slogans including ‘Women of the world resist,’ ‘'Feminism is my trump card’ and ‘Fight like a girl’.

Organiser Mindy Freiband told the crowd ‘this is the beginning of something, not the end.’ She says hatred, bigotry and racism and not only America's problems.

Protester Alyssa Smith, who came with her husband and 2-year-old daughter, says she worries about the future after Trump's election. She says she doesn't want her daughter growing up in the world ‘where hatred is commonplace, where people think it's OK to persecute minorities.’

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