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We The People Walk in pictures

Young and old, large and small, dressed mostly in orange and white T-shirts, hundreds of South Africans from all walks of life gathered to take part in the We The People Walk from Constitution Hill on Sunday, in celebration of the importance of human rights.

The walk (which has a 5km route and an 8km route), through the city of Johannesburg, formed part of this year's Human Rights Festival at Constitution Hill, once a place of oppression and imprisonment and now a symbol of South Africa's freedom and democracy. The festival coincided with South Africa celebrating 25 years of democracy as well as the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Below, see a selection of pictures from the walk, which was joyous and uplifting to be a part of.

Constitution Hill: Participants gather before the start of the We The People Walk on Sunday 24 March 2019.
(Image: Tara Turkington)

Participants gather before the start of the We The People Walk on Sunday 24 March 2019.

Constitution Hill: Walkers gather at the start of the 2019 edition of the We The People Walk at Constitution Hill.
(Image: Tara Turkington)

Walkers gather at the start of the 2019 edition of the We The People Walk at Constitution Hill.

Constitution Hill: Excitement at the start.
(Image: Tara Turkington)

Excitement at the start.

Constitution Hill: Leaving Constitution Hill for the streets of Johannesburg.
(Image: Tara Turkington)

Leaving Constitution Hill for the streets of Johannesburg.

Constitution Hill: Let's go!
(Image: Tara Turkington)

Let's go!

Constitution Hill: All smiles.
(Image: Tara Turkington)

All smiles.

Constitution Hill: Heading up the hill into Braamfontein, with Constitution Hill on the left.
(Image: Tara Turkington)

Heading up the hill into Braamfontein, with Constitution Hill on the left.

Constitution Hill: Enjoying the We The People Walk, in celebration of the importance of human rights.
(Image: Alice Thiel)

Enjoying the We The People Walk, in celebration of the importance of human rights.

Constitution Hill: A walker poses with a cutout of South African human rights icon Ahmed Kathrada.
(Image: Alice Thiel)

A walker poses with a cutout of South African human rights icon Ahmed Kathrada.

Constitution Hill: There was a wonderful sense of celebration and camaraderie at the walk.
(Image: Alice Thiel)

There was a wonderful sense of celebration and camaraderie at the walk.

Constitution Hill: On the Nelson Mandela Bridge, which connects the suburbs of Braamfontein and Newtown.
(Image: Alice Thiel)

On the Nelson Mandela Bridge, which connects the suburbs of Braamfontein and Newtown.

Constitution Hill: Crossing Nelson Mandela Bridge.
(Image: Alice Thiel)

Crossing Nelson Mandela Bridge.

Constitution Hill: The walk was well organised, with loads of marshals and police assisting the walkers.
(Image: Alice Thiel)

The walk was well organised, with loads of marshals and police assisting the walkers.

Constitution Hill: Heading for home.
(Image: Alice Thiel)

Heading for home.

Constitution Hill: A marshal points the way towards the end of the walk.
(Image: Alice Thiel)

A marshal points the way towards the end of the walk.

Constitution Hill: Nearly there!
(Image: Alice Thiel)

Nearly there!

Constitution Hill: Relaxing on the steps of the Constitutional Court after the We The People Walk.
(Image: Alice Thiel)

Relaxing on the steps of the Constitutional Court after the We The People Walk.

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