AF3IRM INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY MARCH

On March 5, 2017, Af3irm, a transnational feminist organization, coordinated a rally for working women in solidarity with the International Women's Day strike & rally on March 8, 2017.

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The day started with a little rain, which damped signs but not spirit

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Teenage activist

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Protestor leads chants with a bullhorn

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Af3irm activist leads chants from a stake bed at the head of the march

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Volunteers wore red arm bands in support of protestors and provided security for the event

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Af3irm activists lead the marchers

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Los jornaleros del norte perform "Serenata a un indocumentado" ("Serenade for an Undocumented Immigrant") outside the downtown LA detention center holding immigrants arrested by ICE

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Immigrant detainees bang on the windows of their cells inside the downtown LA detention center to show they could see and hear the protestors' support. (In the bottom window, a prisoner posted a sign about Trump.)

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Protestor waves excitedly to detainees in the downtown LA detention center, who banged on their windows to acknowledge the marchers

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Standing Rock activist shoots video of speakers outside the downtown LA detention center holding immigrants arrested by ICE

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Chicana punk rocker Alice Bag performs as the march stops outside the downtown LA detention center, where immigrants arrested by ICE are being held

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Woman watching Alice Bag perform

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Violinist for Chicana punk rocker Alice Bag sings "Let Them Go," a song written for for the immigrant detainees inside the downtown LA detention center where they performed

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A protestor carries a "Viva Mexico!" flag

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Little boy

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Protestor in red

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A girl, on her father's shoulders, holds a sign quoting Malala Yousafzai

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Teen activist with LGBTQIA sign

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Af3irm protestor in purple beret

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"Chicana" jacket

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Little girl marches with her family

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Protestor listens to speaker outside the downtown LA detention center being used to house immigrants arrested by ICE

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Protestor

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Mom and her baby "Mamaz tribe"

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Mother and son

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Father and daughter

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A street vendor's daughter waits while her mom cooks

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Medusa talks to a fan after performance

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Af3irm member listens to speaker

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Protestor cheers Maya Jupiter

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Maya Jupiter stayed to the end to put on a phenomenal performance for the crowd

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