Over thousand women turned out back past the memorial to women in the second world war, protesters chanted “Time’s up” and “We want justice not revenge” on Sunday.
The event organized by Women’s March London, a similar protest in 2017 shut down central London.
The event was named as Time’s Up rally, launched in January by women in Hollywood to counter sexual misconduct in the entertainment business and workplaces following the Weinstein scandal and #MeToo movement.
#MeToo movement started with countless allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. But soon, personal experiences began pouring in from women in several industries across the world, and the hashtag #MeToo became a rallying cry against sexual assault and harassment at workplace.
The US election proved a catalyst for a grassroots movement of women to assert the positive values that the politics of fear denies. Last year January 21, 2017, on the first day of Donald Trump’s Presidency, women-led marches, welcoming all participants, which took place across the world, with the scale being largest in Washington D.C.
Exactly one year later, really happened in London, again to stand up against the heinous crime of gender inequality and sexual harassment by men at workplace
Activists across the globe gave speeches at Time’s Up rally in support of equal rights, sexual harassment, and misconduct.
The Labor MP Stella Creasy gave one of the most igneous speech. Creasy said: “A year ago, everyone told us this was a flash in the pan. They said women will march and then they’ll go home and nothing will change. That’s the point. Everything has to change because #MeToo isn’t just some hashtag, it’s saying we’re not going to cope anymore, we’re going to change the rules.”
People chanted across from British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office on Sunday with posters reading “We Are Powerful” and “Time’s Up” commemorating the anniversary of U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Emma McNally, the core organizers of the March, said Sunday’s rally went extraordinarily despite snow and sleet.
“We’re so pleased to see everyone out in great numbers on a day when the weather is absolutely atrocious, but that just says it all. Time is up. People are sick of it. We’re constantly being sold there is no alternative, but we’re not having it anymore.”