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Miley Cyrus, John Legend, Katy Perry, Emma Watson and more celebrities that joined the Women’s March

And you have to see America Ferrera’s history-making speech.

By Erin Van Der Meer
Miley Cyrus, John Legend, Katy Perry, Emma Watson and more celebrities that joined the Women’s March

If you took part in one of the Women’s March protests around the world this weekend, chances are you weren’t far from a celebrity.

Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, John Legend, Kristen Stewart, Alicia Keys, Emma Watson, Scarlett Johansson, Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Jessica Chastain … and so many more stars used their high profile to draw as much attention as possible to the marches.

Alicia Keys was one of the biggest names at the main event outside the White House in Washington D.C, where she sang “Girl On Fire” and also recited a poem by iconic black literary figure Maya Angelou.

At the same event, America Ferrera gave a passionate speech in which she addressed Donald Trump directly and rejected his often hateful rhetoric.

“We are gathered here and across the country and around the world today to say, Mr. Trump, we refuse … We will not go from being a nation of immigrants to a nation of ignorance. We won’t build walls and we won’t see the worst in each other.”

Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer, Katy Perry, Emma Watson, Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, Chrissy Teigen and Ariana Grande also marched in the crowd of half a million in the US capital.

Meanwhile in Los Angeles, Miley Cyrus was front and centre as protesters marched through the city, and Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington were also there.

In Park City, Utah, where the Sundance Film Festival is happening this weekend, Chelsea Handler, Charlize Theron, John Legend, and Kristen Stewart were among the well-known names that led a demonstration of thousands.

And Blake Lively and Amber Tamblyn were spotted in the crowd in New York.

An estimated three million people around the world took part in marches across the US, as well as in countries and cities around the world including Germany, London, Tokyo and Sydney to peacefully protest Donald Trump’s presidency and defend the rights of women, immigrants, LGBTQ people, people of colour and those with disabilities – groups that feel under threat following Trump’s often hateful and divisive rhetoric.

And if you couldn't make a march, thank god for social media, because the internet has been on fire with hilarious tweets and memes following Donald Trump's inauguration.