Women's march: Women hate Donald Trump so much they are even marching against him in Antarctica

A group of demonstrators will be marching in a part of Antarctica normally inhabited by only penguins, seals and whales

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The Independent US

Donald Trump is so unpopular that there are even women marching against him in Antarctica.

The day after the inauguration of a president who bragged about grabbing women by their genitals, thousands will be marching in Washington and in more than 60 countries around the world, to “stand up for human rights, women’s rights and against hate.”

And in Paradise Bay, a remote corner of Antarctica whose population normally comprises gentoo penguins, Weddell seals and the occasional humpback whale, a group of at least 30 women and supportive men will be joining the Women’s March movement.  They will march with banners proclaiming 'Penguins for Peace', 'Seals for Science', "Cormorants for Climate', and 'Love from seven continents'.

The Antarctic march is being organised by Linda Zunas, 42, a data analytics and market research professional from Oakland, California, who told The Independent she had been motivated by Donald Trump’s apparent intention to reverse the environmental policies of Barack Obama.

“I set it up because I wanted to participate in the Women’s March,” she said. “I spent a month after the election mourning the impending damage to the earth that will be done. I felt like I needed to do something to be part of the global movement.”

Describing the protesters as "an international group of eco-minded visitors" to Antarctica, Ms Zunas said: "They range in age from 24 to 87, male and female, from over six countries."

Because of the environmental sensitivity of the area, she explained, "The actual marching will be short as we have to limit our footprint on land."

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The shortness of the march, however, would be compensated for by the uniqueness of the spectators.

"We hope to have gentoo penguins in the background of our march," said Ms Zunas.

“We are not discussing politics at all,” she added, “But you may infer our opinions based on our choice of day and topic.”

Ms Zunas' own twitter feed also suggests she is not a fan of Trump.

 

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