ByEmily Browne, writer at
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Emily Browne

Emma Watson is no newbie when it comes to activism. Appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women in 2014, Watson has been a staunch advocate for gender equality. She spearheaded the HeForShe campaign, which aims to engage men in combatting inequality, as well as hosting an online feminist book clubOur Shared Shelf — as a place to feminist exchange ideas and encourage discussion. So it's hardly surprising that Watson appeared alongside 500,000 women who marched on Washington DC this past Saturday, to protest the inauguration of President Trump.

In a sea of pink hats — symbolizing the refusal of women to be erased from political discussion — was spotted chanting, marching and snapping pics with other protesters. According to Twitter, the 26-year-old star even asked for barriers to be removed so that she could get up close and personal with protesters.

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In this video you can even see her jump the barricade — like a BOSS!

Emma was also seen sporting a Pincause pin — a charity which is raising money for Planned Parenthood and The American Civil Liberties Union. Joined by her mom, Emma shared and retweeted several videos and pictures from the event on her Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Her iconic alter-ego made several appearances in sister marches around the world, too!

While Emma had DC covered, fellow alum Bonnie Wright was one of the many celebs leading the charge in Los Angeles, which saw a turn-out of around 750,000 people.

With Emma's continued involvement in the fight for gender equality, we can expect to hear a lot more from her in the next four years. The Women's March on Washington drew approx. 500,000 women, men and children to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump, and a further two million in sister marches around the world.

What's your favorite thing Emma Watson has done to promote equality? Let us know in the comments below — and be sure to check out Emma Watson in action in our rundown of the badass women in pop culture!


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