Andrea and Finn Arnold show their support at the Nelson Women’s March on Saturday. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Women’s March joins others across globe

The event was held to promote equality and an end to violence against women

Nelson residents joined demonstrators around the world to support equal rights and an end to violence against women.

The Women’s March was first held in 2017 in Washington, D.C., shortly after the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. Saturday’s event in Nelson coincided with marches around B.C. and Canada, as well as across America and Europe.

The event in Nelson began at City Hall and circled a route through downtown before returning for speeches. Scroll down for pictures of the march.

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A large group gathered at City Hall to march in solidarity for equal rights and an end to violence against women. Photo: Tyler Harper

The march took a route along Baker Street before ending back at City Hall for more speeches. Photo: Tyler Harper

Ben and Blake Dexter play near signs as demonstrators listen to a speech. Photo: Tyler Harper

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