The Aftermath of the Women's March Berlin 2018: Photos
Unable to participate in the march on the 21st January 2018, I decided I'd go to Brandenburger Tor near the end of the event to see what remaining people and posters contributed to the event and the opinions on the important feminist issues of today.
I first arrived in the afternoon, where a few remaining protesters were left and humanitarian activists held out their posters with pride. Bubbles covered the rear end of the Tor, as a giant bubble blower sent them over the left over posters and leaflets remaining on the floor.
The protest posters were strewn over the floor, promising equality for women and most of all subtly attacking Trump - as a year ago today, the women's marches took place as a protest to the sexist president getting into power. Posters read: "Grab them by the Patriarchy" and "Time's Up, Impeach Now", referring to the Time's Up movement created by Hollywood actresses against sexual assault in the business.
On the way back, I talked to one lovely American woman, Laura, from Chicago. We discussed her opinions on the situation in America now, what this means for women and the mid-term elections. She told me there is a hopeful anxiety that the mid-term elections prove to be fruitful for the Democrats and that, from this, there could be a chance of Trump's impeachment. Currently living in Germany, she worries for the state of America and hopes an impeachment will restore some of it's originally liberal values and remove this criminal from power.
Overall, even in the aftermath of the women's march you can see the passion, drive and conviction of women in Berlin from all over the world; protecting their rights, voicing their opinions and marching for each other too.