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HKFP Lens: Hong Kong ‘Dump Trump’ protesters call for equality on Int’l Women’s Day

A group of protesters marched from Central to the US consulate on Wednesday evening to mark International Women’s Day.
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The marchers called for equal pay for women, a universal pension scheme, greater migrant and refugee rights and urged an end to sexism and violence against women.
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They also held signs opposed to US President Donald Trump.
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“Decades of brutal global neoliberalism and now Trump’s presidency have provoked unprecedented mass struggle and a new global women’s movement,” a statement from organisers Socialist Action said. “We are women from different ethnic and religious backgrounds, including refugees, migrant workers and local women, to fight for our basic rights, against sexual violence and oppression.”
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“We go to the streets – not to go shopping or organise dinners and ceremonies. We want a new fighting feminism against the rule of the undemocratic billionaire 1 percent,” it said.

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Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Photo: Dan Garrett.

trump protest

Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Photo: Dan Garrett.

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HKFP Lens: Hong Kong 'Dump Trump' protesters call for equality on Int'l Women's Day