PHOTOS Green, white and violet: UK celebrates 100 years of women's suffrage

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Green, white and violet: UK celebrates 100 years of women's suffrage

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19:31, June 11, 2018

Streets in the UK were awash with green, white and violet – the color of the suffragettes, as women marched across the Suffragettes Walk in Edinburgh, marking the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote in the UK. /VCG Photo

The campaign on Sunday was also participated by thousands of women in London, Cardiff and Belfast, with events including parades and art displays. /VCG Photo

The banners were based on designs used by the original suffragettes, who strove for women's suffrage by leading protests and civil disobedience in the early 20th century. /VCG Photo

The march marked the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act enacted in 1918, which granted property-owning British women over the age of 30 the right to vote. /VCG Photo

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