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The Official Animal Rights March London Hits 12,000 Attendees

by | August 19, 2019

The Official Animal Rights March (TOARM) in London broke its own record by hitting an estimated 12000 attendees on Saturday.

A post on the organization’s Facebook page celebrated the turnout.

“We did it. 12,000 of us. We took over the streets of central London,” it read.

“What an incredible day. We hope you all felt empowered, inspired and united.”

This year’s estimated count trumps last year’s by roughly 2000.

Official Animal Rights March Families
Families at last year’s march in London (Source: Emily Court)

The event, which aims to bring to light the cruelty and indignities suffered by animals globally, is organized annually by Surge Activism and Animal Rebellion.

This year in London, activists organized a sit-in which blocked Trafalgar Square as part of the event. It also included speeches from a number of vegan activists, including Surge co-founder Ed Winters — otherwise known as Earthling Ed.

The Official Animal Rights March Around The World

This will not be the only event of its kind this year. 41 other marches have been planned globally throughout August. A full list of Official Animal Rights March events can be found here

Those interested in expanding the movement and organizing a event in their own city can find further details here.

Did you take part in the London event? Share your experience in the comments below!

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