Thousands Rally in Asia for international Women’s Day

(Photo by Maria TAN / AFP)

Thousands took to the streets across Asia for International Women’s Day on Sunday even as the coronavirus outbreak forced the cancellation of events in the region.

In China — the epicenter of the epidemic that has killed more than 3,500 people and infected over 100,000 worldwide — state broadcaster CCTV highlighted the work of female medical workers on the frontlines in the fight against the virus.

Despite growing fears over the worsening epidemic, marches went ahead in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines while women rallied in ultra-conservative Pakistan demanding “freedom.”

Source: The Times of Israel

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