GRATE­FUL WOMEN VOTE WITH FEET

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THOU­SANDS of women turned cities in Eng­land, North­ern Ire­land, Scot­land and Wales into rivers of green, white and vi­o­let yes­ter­day to mark 100 years since the first women won the right to vote in the UK.

Wear­ing scarfs in the colours of the suf­fragette move­ment that fought for fe­male po­lit­i­cal en­fran­chise­ment, women marched through Lon­don, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast in events that were part-art­work, part-pa­rades.

The mile­stone they ob­served was en­act­ment of the Rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the Peo­ple Act, which in 1918 granted prop­erty-own­ing Bri­tish women over 30 the right to vote.

It would be an­other decade be­fore women in the UK would have the same vot­ing rights as men.

Pic­ture: GETTY IM­AGES

Women take to the streets of Lon­don as part of a cel­e­bra­tion of 100 years of votes for women. Their coun­ter­parts in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh also took part.

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