Women to march in Rome post Trump inauguration

Civil rights march in Rome day after inauguration of Trump as US president.

The Women's March on Rome, designed to show support for human and civil rights, is expected to draw large crowds at the Pantheon on Saturday 21 January.

The Rome event is part of the Global Women’s March, a series of solidarity marches inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, scheduled the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as US president.

Organisers say the Rome march is being held "in the spirit of democracy and honouring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice", describing the global movement as sending a “bold message” to the new US administration whose policies will have “serious and lasting global repercussions.”

The demonstration, which takes place from 11.00-14.00 at Piazza della Rotonda, is also open to men and children.