Several hundred demonstrators in Tel Aviv joined hundreds of thousands of people in some 20 countries around the world protesting in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington, held a day after the inauguration of US President Donald Trump.
Gathering in front of the US Embassy on Saturday evening, the predominantly female crowd waved banners with slogans such as “Hate does not make America great,” “Love Trumps hate,” “resistance has no borders” and several with references to lewd remarks about women made by Trump in the past, with various “pussy” references.
“Pantsuit Nation-Israel invites anyone, regardless of faith, nationality, race, ethnicity and religion to stand with us in advocating for justice, freedom and tolerance, and to stand against the misogyny, antisemitism, Islamophobia, racism and corruption of Trump and his administration,” the event invitation read.
“Growing up Jewish I was taught to do what’s right even when its unpopular. I was taught it means standing up for those who can’t stand up for themselves. I was taught that it means treating immigrants and minorities with respect. I was taught that it means questioning our teachers and leaders not just assuming that they know better or more than we do,” Mindy Goldberg, founder of Pantsuit Nation Israel yelled to the crowd. Read the story on i24News