Suffragette 100th anniversary: Where will women march today? | UK | News



Mass processions are set to take place in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London at 2pm today.

Women will also wear green, white and purple, the colours of the suffragette movement.

People marching will be given a green, white or violet scarf to create the coloured stripes in the procession.

Many women will also carry protest banners bearing messages about equality. 

The banners have been made by more than one hundred female artists who have worked with local communities to symbolise a centenary of the women’s vote. 

Women over 30 years of age who also owned property were given the right to vote in the 1918 Representation of the People Act. 

Many events have taken place already this year to celebrate women winning the vote 100 years ago.

On the date the parliamentary act was passed in February, members of the House of Lords held a debate.

Several speakers shared memories of women who had fought for female rights.

However, some speakers argued there was still a long way to go.

A statue commemorating suffragist Millicent Fawcett, which was designed by artist Gillian Wearing, was unveiled opposite Parliament in April. 

Historic England has also chosen various sites across England, where suffragettes held mass meetings or protests, to officially recognise them on the National Heritage List.

One of the sites is the Prince’s Stand at Epsom Racecourse, where suffragette Emily Davison was famously killed after she ran in front of the King’s horse. 

The marches in four cities today are intended to honour those who fought for women’s rights by creating a “living artwork”. 


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