4th annual Woman’s March begins in Victoria

4th annual Woman's March begins in Victoria
2019: Crowds gathered at the B.C. Legislature in support of the Annual Womens March

Victoria’s Women’s March is setting off from the B.C. Legislature lawn Saturday, to bring attention to the rights of women, gender non-conforming, 2-Spirit and non-binary peoples.

Demonstrators will gather on the lawn of the B.C. Legislature Lawn at 11 a.m., and will walk to Centennial Square after a territorial acknowledgment and some speeches.

Victoria Councillor Sarah Potts will be one of the speakers, along with Tsastilqualus, a matriarch of Ma’amtagila First Nation and organizer Shay Lynn Sampson.

Roads in the area will be blocked at times, drivers are advised to avoid the area.

Once demonstrators arrive in Centennial Square, there will be a performance by the activist group Raging Grannies — other groups will also be set up in the square.

“We are really excited to see people coming out for the fourth year in a row,” said spokesperson Astra Lund-Phillips.

“We think it is really important to continue this advocacy in the future.”


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