Women's March
People gather for the Women's March in Washington, Jan. 21, 2017 Shannon Stapleton

The women behind the March on Washington that shook the nation the day after Inauguration Day initiated a global action of "Revolutionary Love" on Valentine's Day, with protests in Sydney, New York and London. The campaign was supported by the Women's March Melbourne and Canberra groups.

"We, people of faith and moral conscience, reclaim Valentine's Day as a day of revolutionary love, day of rising. We resist all executive orders and policies that put people in harm’s way," the group said on its website. "We commit to fight for social justice through the ethic of love — love for others, our opponents and ourselves. On Valentine's Day, we will rise up across the U.S. and around the world in music, poetry, dance and engage Congress to declare that #RevolutionaryLove is the call of our times."

The hashtag trended on Twitter Tuesday morning.

"We declare this Valentine’s Day a day of revolutionary love. Today we join with our sisters across the globe to call for a more compassionate response to the international refugee crisis," the movement announced in a Facebook status. "Here in Australia, we cannot accept that offshore detention [of asylum-seekers] is a humane response to vulnerable people seeking refuge. If we stand for human rights then we must #closethecamps."

The group created custom-made printable Valentine's Day cards and urged people to send a card to state representatives or government agencies with the following message: "This Valentine’s Day, we celebrate the love that expresses our shared humanity and compassion. We ask that you put that love into practice to defend those who need us most. End offshore detention and #bringthemhere."

In New York, the women were scheduled to protest at Washington Square Park.

The group announced plans for a second day of action on March 8, International Women's Day, called "A Day Without a Woman."