It's been 104 years since the first crowd of women turned out to make demands of the government, and would soon be known as the Women's March on Washington.
Groups of women marched around the world, including in Calgary where a local woman helped organize the event.
"The organizing committee only got together about a week and a half before the event. By Friday, the event had just broken 2,000 people that were going and another 2,000 that were interested. Saturday morning, when the Calgary Police wanted estimation on numbers, I told them probably 2,500 just based on Facebook responses," explained Carrie Lunde, Media Release Distribution and Social Media planner for Calgary's Women's March.
"We ended up with over 5,000 and that was an absolutely amazing turnout. We were just absolutely awestruck by people's commitment to this cause."
The Women's March is the largest international demonstration that has ever been assembled. Globally, there was over 670 marches and almost five million marchers on January 21, 2017.
"It's goal is really to bring awareness about that discrimination will not be tolerated and that we'll stand in support of all those who have been the targets in Canada and abroad," Lunde expressed.
Most of the rallies in the United States, and all over the world, were aimed at Donald Trump. They were calling attention to his statements and positions, which have been regarded by some as anti-women.
"It was because of the kind of hate that was coming out of his campaign. We didn't want to have that become common language. It needs to be stood up for," outlined Lunde.
She reported to 99.5 Drum FM that she hopes people in Drumheller, and all over, find a way to get involved as this is something that impacts everyone.
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