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“We are not an equal society”

This year’s rally attracted roughly 30,000 of people in Madrid and tens of thousands more in cities across Spain, according to Spanish news reports. Despite the cold weather, a diverse crowd donned purple scarves and wigs, jackets and banners. Along side masses of union workers and college-age students were many grandmothers, entire families with toddlers in strollers and even what looked like a primary school group dancing and chanting. 

Delia Zorzo carried a sign that said “Patriarcado x Capital Alianza Criminal, which translates to “Patriarchy and Capital, a  Criminal Alliance.” It is her fourth time at the women’s march and she comes every year with her mom. She said she is marching for “the basic rights of women.” 

“We are not in an equal society,” Zorzo said, while around her women, children and some men gathered in the Plaza de Antón Martín, waiting for the march to start. “The world doesn’t work without women.”

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“We are not an equal society”