Huge crowds flooded the streets in Santiago. Women clad in purple peacefully pointed their fingers as they marched in Madrid. Women stood topless with black paint dripping down their faces in London. Women were pushed by anti-riot police tossing tear gas in Istanbul. Along Turkey’s border, asylum seekers made signs out of beat-up cardboard. In Kyrgyzstan, police detained women after masked men attacked them and destroyed their signs.

The demonstrators who gathered on International Women’s Day on Sunday in multiple countries want equal rights. They want equal pay. They want justice for sexual violence. They want to loosen abortion controls. They are loud. They are mad. They want to be heard. 

Their numbers ranged from a handful to a few hundred to hundreds of thousands. Some chants were chilling. “They kill us, they rape us and nobody does anything,” bellowed women in Chile, according to the Associated Press. Women plan to strike on Monday in Mexico to continue the demonstration.

Below, scenes from Sunday that show women and men taking a stand. 

Demonstrators point as they pass in front of La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago, during a march on International Women's Day, on March 8, 2020.
Demonstrators point as they pass in front of La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago, during a march on International Women’s Day, on March 8, 2020.
An aerial view shows women marching in Santiago on International Women's Day, on March 8, 2020.
An aerial view shows women marching in Santiago on International Women’s Day, on March 8, 2020.
Turkish anti-riot police officers push back women during a rally marking International Women's Day in Istanbul on March 8, 2020. The protest had been banned, but the women showd up anyhow demanding equal rights.
Turkish anti-riot police officers push back women during a rally marking International Women’s Day in Istanbul on March 8, 2020. The protest had been banned, but the women showed up anyhow demanding equal rights.
Kyrgyzstan police arrest a woman protesting against gender-based violence to mark International Women's Day on March 8, 2020.  This woman and others were detained after men wearing face masks and pointed national hats attacked the crowd, tearing up their posters, popping balloons with toy pistols and throwing eggs at the women before fleeing the scene.
Kyrgyzstan police arrest a woman protesting against gender-based violence to mark International Women’s Day on March 8, 2020.  This woman and others were detained after men wearing face masks and pointed national hats attacked the crowd, tearing up their posters, popping balloons with toy pistols and throwing eggs at the women before fleeing the scene.
Women attend an International Women's Day rally on March 8, 2020 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Women attend an International Women’s Day rally on March 8, 2020, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Women asylum seekers, waiting at Turkey's border crossing to Greece in Edirne, stage a demonstration at the buffer zone demanding to open the gate during International Women's Day on March 08, 2020.
Women asylum seekers, waiting at Turkey’s border crossing to Greece in Edirne, stage a demonstration at the buffer zone demanding to open the gate during International Women’s Day on March 08, 2020.
March4Women demonstrators demand equal rights on International Women's Day on March 8, 2020 in London, England.
March4Women demonstrators demand equal rights on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2020, in London, England.
Women wore purple in Madrid as they called for an end to gender-based violence on International Women's Day on March 08, 2020.
Women wore purple in Madrid as they called for an end to gender-based violence on International Women’s Day on March 08, 2020.
A woman does a feminist hand symbol during a protest during the International Women's Day on March 08, 2020 in Madrid.
A woman does a feminist hand symbol during a protest during the International Women’s Day on March 08, 2020, in Madrid.
A girl shows her painted hands a symbol of the violence against women in Mexico during an International Women's Day rally in Mexico City on March 8, 2020.
A girl shows her painted hands a symbol of the violence against women in Mexico during an International Women’s Day rally in Mexico City on March 8, 2020.

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