January 21, 2017 1:36 pm
Updated: January 21, 2017 10:03 pm

Thousands converge on Place des Arts for Women’s March in Montreal

WATCH ABOVE: Thousands took part in Saturday’s Women’s March in Montreal aimed at showing President Donald Trump they won’t remain silent over the next four years. As Felicia Parrillo reports many participants felt it was important to take a stand and show solidarity with their neighbours to the south.

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Montrealers gathered at the Place des Arts Saturday morning in support of the Women’s March in Washington D.C., where an estimated 500,000 people gathered at the National Mall to show U.S. President Donald Trump they won’t be silent over the next four years.

An estimated 5,000 women, men and children of all nationalities were present as the rally got underway at 11 a.m. in Montreal, and all came bearing a message.

Some donned pink hats made to look like cats, referencing comments made by Trump in 2005 where –when discussing women– he said: “Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

The 2005 incident was caught on tape and came to light during the election campaign.

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While women’s rights took central stage with keynote speakers including Montreal’s own Sue Montgomery of #BeenRapedNeverReported fame, organizers of the event reiterated the importance of equality, diversity and inclusiveness.

Montreal’s rally was one of 600 sister marches planned around the world.

WATCH BELOW: Women’s marches around the world

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