Saturday 21st January saw the world unite as they protested Donald Trump’s inauguration. The UK, along with the rest of the world, saw thousands of people across the country getting involved to express their rights and show support to America’s Anti-Trump campaign. Cardiff, the capital of Wales, were no different. Within 24 hours of Trump being sworn into Presidency, Cardiff was one of the many countries to march through their city centre in protest. The march was hosted by Welsh organisers Cardiff Sisters of Solidarity’s Gwenno Dafydd and Claudia Boes.
Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the event due to illness, but some amazing members of the Cardiff Feminist Network were more than willing to share their experience of the powerful event. Feminist, Sam, shared with me the experience from a participant’s point of view.
I marched against Trump because his rhetoric makes me feel unsafe. It’s not just his misogyny. He has admitted sexual assault people still voted for him. He has encouraged hatred of muslims and people of colour, my partner is muslim and a p.o.c. He has said that vaccines cause autism – as if autism is something to be feared. My child is autistic and it’s frustrating to hear these old myths resurface after being disproven many times. I also marched in solidarity with anyone else who has now been made more vulnerable.