It’s estimated that approximately three million people took to the streets of 600 cities around the world on Saturday, coincidentally around the same figure as Hillary Clinton’s popular vote margin over Donald Trump. Footage of the anti-Trump rallies in LA, New York, Seattle, London – and even in deep red states including Kentucky, Texas, and Alaska – was a sight to behold.
But it has to be the start of things to come, not the be all and end all.
On Monday, Trump – surrounded by a group of men from his government – signed an executive order that would ban federal funds being used by international groups to provide information on, or perform, abortions. The future of US reproductive health organisation Planned Parenthood, as well as the federal decision on abortion in the country, Roe vs Wade, remain uncertain in the hands of the new administration.
There’s much to do. So what’s next?