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Winter weather pushes St. John's Women's March online

The Women's March in St. John's that had been planned on Saturday in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington moved to a virtual platform due to stormy weather.

Speeches will be shared via Facebook due to poor conditions

Activists rally during a protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his 'treatment of women' in front of Trump Tower on October 17, 2016 in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The Women's March in St. John's that had been planned on Saturday in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington moved to a virtual platform due to inclement weather.

A planned meeting point at City Hall was moved to Facebook, with all speakers set to deliver their speeches through videos online instead.

In an interview with CBC's Weekend AM, organizer Elisabeth de Mariaffi said unsafe weather conditions made it necessary to hold the rally online.

"We may be the only city in the world that got snowed out of their own march today, and there are marches going on in over 600 cities around the world," said Mariaffi. 

The "virtual" march will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Facebook. 

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