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01/21/2017 03:24 pm ET Updated Jan 21, 2017

The Many Adorable Kids Marching Worldwide

Ain't democracy cute?
Michael McAuliff

Hundreds of thousands of people joined women’s marches across the country and the world on Saturday, the first full day of President Trump’s term. 

Men and women marched for any number of issues, from racial equality to sexism, from climate change to ACA. But there were also kids who showed up to plead for a better, more inclusive future. As 6-year-old activist Sophie Cruz said in her moving speech at the march in Washington D.C:  “Let us fight with love, faith and courage so that our families will not be destroyed. I also want to tell the children not to be afraid, because we are not alone.”

Audrey Oppenheimer, 9, was too shy to talk, but her mother, Julie Oppenheimer, told The Huffington Post that it was important to bring her daughters to the protest. Audrey (below) has classmates worried about being deported under Trump, and her aunt is transgender.

“We want to instill those civic ideals of accepting people in our daughters. We went to bed thinking we’d wake up to the first female President, but instead this happened,” she said.

Below, more of the many awesome kids who marched on Saturday:

You guys!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Ely Messey #womensmarch #womemsmarchchs #female

A photo posted by Ashley Trexler (@liesaboutparenting) on

My baby boy rocking his #GirlPower shirt at the #womensmarchnyc.💗 We stay woke. ✊🏾#Wombfire approved 🎯

A photo posted by Julee Wilson (Mrs. Wareham) (@missjulee) on

  • WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Phot
    Damon Scheleur
    WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) 
  • WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Phot
    Damon Scheleur
    WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) 
  • WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Phot
    Damon Scheleur
    WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) 
  • WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Phot
    Damon Scheleur
    WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) 
  • WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Phot
    Damon Scheleur
    WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) 
  • WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Phot
    Damon Scheleur
    WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) 
  • WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Phot
    Damon Scheleur
    WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post)
  • WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Phot
    Damon Scheleur
    WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post)
  • WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Phot
    Damon Scheleur
    WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) 
  • Taken at the Women's March on Washington D.C.
    Jessica Samakow
    Taken at the Women's March on Washington D.C.
  • Children hold banners as they stand beside their parents in Washington D.C. 
    Michael McAuliff
    Children hold banners as they stand beside their parents in Washington D.C. 
  • Children hold banners as they stand beside their parents in Washington D.C. 
    Michael McAuliff
    Children hold banners as they stand beside their parents in Washington D.C. 
  • Protesters take part in the Melbourne rally to protest against the Trump Inauguration on January 21, 2017 in Melbourne, Austr
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    Protesters take part in the Melbourne rally to protest against the Trump Inauguration on January 21, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. 
  • Protesters gather in New York for the Women's March on January 21, 2017.
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    Protesters gather in New York for the Women's March on January 21, 2017.
  • A child carries a sign as migrants and refugees demonstrate in Athens on January 21, 2017, in solidarity with the Women's Mar
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    A child carries a sign as migrants and refugees demonstrate in Athens on January 21, 2017, in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington.
  • A boy carries a sign as migrants and refugees demonstrate in Athens on January 21, 2017.
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    A boy carries a sign as migrants and refugees demonstrate in Athens on January 21, 2017.
  • A child carries a sign as migrants and refugees demonstrate in Athens on January 21, 2017.
    LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images
    A child carries a sign as migrants and refugees demonstrate in Athens on January 21, 2017.
  • A young girl on the shoulders of a woman in Bristol in a march to promote women's rights in the wake of the US election resul
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    A young girl on the shoulders of a woman in Bristol in a march to promote women's rights in the wake of the US election result. 
  • Women gather in front of the US Embassy in Accra to support 'Women March' held against President Donald Trump in Washington i
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    Women gather in front of the US Embassy in Accra to support 'Women March' held against President Donald Trump in Washington in Accra, Ghana on January 21, 2017. 
  • Thousands of people take part in the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in New York City. 
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    Thousands of people take part in the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in New York City. 
  • An infant is held aloft at a protest against new U.S. President Donald Trump on January 21, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. 
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    An infant is held aloft at a protest against new U.S. President Donald Trump on January 21, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. 
  • An infant is held up at a demonstration against new U.S. President Donald Trump on January 21, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.&nbs
    Brook Mitchell via Getty Images
    An infant is held up at a demonstration against new U.S. President Donald Trump on January 21, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. 
  • A woman carries a baby with a note fastened to the baby carrier and reading 'Women's rights are human rights!' during a rally
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    A woman carries a baby with a note fastened to the baby carrier and reading 'Women's rights are human rights!' during a rally in solidarity with the Women's March taking place in Washington and many other cities on January 21, 2017 in Bordeaux, Southwestern France.
  • Leila Williams displays a banner as she sits on her fathers shoulders in Hyde Park on January 21, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.&
    Don Arnold via Getty Images
    Leila Williams displays a banner as she sits on her fathers shoulders in Hyde Park on January 21, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. 
  • Emily Kafe and Lachlan Kafe hold banners as they stand beside their mother, Gwen Churnie (obscured) on January 21, 2017 in Sy
    Don Arnold via Getty Images
    Emily Kafe and Lachlan Kafe hold banners as they stand beside their mother, Gwen Churnie (obscured) on January 21, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. 
  • Protesters hold up banners in Hyde Park on January 21, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. 
    Don Arnold via Getty Images
    Protesters hold up banners in Hyde Park on January 21, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. 
  • Demonstrators make their way towards US Consulate during the Women's March held at Museumplein on January 21, 2017 in Amsterd
    Dean Mouhtaropoulos via Getty Images
    Demonstrators make their way towards US Consulate during the Women's March held at Museumplein on January 21, 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
  • Taken at the march in Philadelphia
    Denise Kale
    Taken at the march in Philadelphia
  • Children attend the Women's March in New York City.
    Carina Kolodny
    Children attend the Women's March in New York City.
  • Children attend the Women's March in New York City.
    Carina Kolodny
    Children attend the Women's March in New York City.
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