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5,000 join Women's March in Copenhagen

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5,000 join Women's March in Copenhagen
The Copenhagen march began across from the US Embassy in Østerbro. Photo: Nils Meilvang/Scanpix
21:23 CET+01:00
An estimated 5,000 people took to the streets of Copenhagen on Saturday as Women’s March events were held around the globe on the day after Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States.
The Copenhagen crowd assembled outside of the US Embassy in Østerbro before marching to the parliament building Christiansborg. 
 
 
Organizers told The Local ahead of the event that they expected around 1,000 people to show up but the estimated turnout ended up to be closer to 5,000. 
 
 
The march through the Danish capital was just one of an estimated 600 similar events held around the world. The Women’s March on Washington reportedly drew some 500,000 people. 
 
The Copenhagen march was spearheaded by a team of Danish and American activists. Like the other events being held around the globe, local organizers insisted that the event is not just about protesting the outcome of the US election or displaying resistance to the incoming Trump administration. 
 
“Trump is just a symptom of what’s been happening. He’s just the culmination. It’s not about him, but what he represents,” Lesley-Ann Brown, a Brooklyn native who has lived in Denmark for the past 18 years, told The Local. 
 
You can read the rest of our interview with Brown here
 
 
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