Rally For Women’s Rights
Prince George, B.C. – Dozens of people have turned out for a rally in support of the the Women’s March on Washington in Canada Games Plaza this morning.
Organizer Zoe Meletis says it’s one of 600 marches taking place globally in response to newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump.
“It’s to stand together for equality, equity and women’s rights. This is just to remind everybody that our rights are always at risk.”
Co-organizer Annie Booth says women’s rights should never be tsken for granted – even in Canada.
“The Americans have shown us that all our rights, privileges and freedoms are one election away from being gone.”
There’s also a few men in the crowd, including UNBC president Dr. Daniel Weeks.
“I think everyone is here for a different reason really,” he says.
“I know people are here in protest of the presidential election in the U.S., quite frankly I don’t care about that.
“I’m really here because any day you can come out and support women’s rights and gender equity I think is a good day.”