Hundreds of people took part in the #MeToo Survivors’ March in Hollywood in solidarity with sexual harassment and assault survivors.
The phrase “Me Too” rose to prominence after The New York Times reported multiple sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
Hundreds of people descended on Hollywood on Sunday to protest in solidarity with sexual harassment and assault survivors.
Participants of the #MeToo Survivors’ March passed familiar landmarks including Hollywood Boulevard, the Dolby Theatre, and the Walk of Fame.
It followed millions of people posting the message “#MeToo” on social media in the wake of The New York Times’ bombshell report, detailing multiple sexual harassment and assault allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein.
A week after the Times report, actress Alyssa Milano encouraged people on social media to post the phrase if they had ever been sexually harassed or assaulted.
Dozens of men and women have since publicly accused powerful figures across industries — including “House of Cards” actor Kevin Spacey, tech evangelist Robert Scoble, and former US president George H.W. Bush — of sexual harassment and assault. This outpour of allegations has been dubbed the “Weinstein ripple effect.”
Here were some of the most powerful slogans shared at the #MeToo march.
Hundreds of protesters descended on Hollywood’s streets carrying signs and chanting slogans.
According to the LA Times, demonstrators chanted slogans including: “Survivors united, will never be divided,” and “whatever we wear, wherever we go, yes means yes and no means no.”
“I’m really happy to come here, because really it’s Hollywood that opened this floodgate,” Tarana Burke, one of the protesters, told the LA Times.
This woman wore an outfit — complete with cut-outs of hands and eyes stuck on various parts of her body — detailing the names of various men in Hollywood who had sexually harassed her.
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