Women's March on Washington gets underway in Vancouver and other B.C. communities

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      Demonstrations are being held around the world by women in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington.

      The Vancouver event began at 10 a.m. in Jack Poole Plaza with a mission to "connect, protect, and activate" to promote human rights and oppose hate in all forms.

      It's also intended to send a strong message of defiance against President Donald Trump, who was sworn in yesterday amid as protests erupted in many U.S. cities.

      "We are people of different colors, backgrounds, religious faiths, and politics," the Vancouver group's Facebook page states. "We support women’s/human rights. We are activists, seasoned and new. We are people of varying economic, educational, and social situations. We are immigrants of all statuses. We are native and indigenous. We are people of diverse gender identification and sexual identities—LGBTQ2+, hetero, and other. We are of diverse marital status and age. We have varied abilities. We are survivors of trauma."

      Marches are also being held in Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Kamloops, Prince George, and several other B.C. communities.

      Below, you can see some of the points being made over social media from the Vancouver event.