Women around the world march against austerity and violence
Tens of thousands take to city streets to protest against violence and the impact of austerity on their lives
Propelled by a mass public rendition of Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves and accompanied by a thudding police helicopter overhead, hundreds of protesters have rallied in central London in solidarity with an estimated 89 Women’s Marches worldwide.
In Athens, Berlin, Washington DC and Los Angeles, to name just a few, tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out to protest against violence against women and the impact of policies of austerity.
Thousands, tens of thousands, all most impressive. Then look again, London, hundreds.
A crowd of hundreds in London is nothing, spit in the sea of the city. There were hundreds shopping in Marks and Spencers. The Oxford Street branch alone. Between 1 and 2 pm. Hundreds, in a city of 8 million, is smaller than the queue for Tube tickets.