Millions Across The Country Rally To Protest Donald Trump
An estimated 1.2 million people gathered in Washington, D.C. on January 21 for the Women's March to protest the presidency of Donald Trump—the crowd was so large that organizers had to modify the route.
The D.C. Metro noted the uptick in Saturday's riders: 275,000 by 11 a.m., 82,000 more rides than the Trump inauguration by that time in the day.
Around the country and the world, over 600 "sister" marches were organized, reports the Associated Press.
In Los Angeles, march organizers believe 750,000 attended the rally that flooded downtown streets.
Chicago crowds were so huge that organizers had to officially cancel the march itself. More than 250,000 demonstrators arrived for speakers, according to organizers. Many of them still took the streets in protest.
In Boston, Senator Elizabeth Warren told the crowd “We can whimper, we can whine or we can fight back. ... Me, I’m here to fight back,” according to the New York Times.
Police estimated 125,000 protesters took to the Boston Commons, notes the Washington Post.
In Park City, Utah, actresses Chelsea Handler and Charlize Theron led a Women's March during the Sundance Film Festival.
According to King 5, Womxn's March estimated 130,000 people gathered in Seattle's Judkin Park and walked through downtown.
The Women’s March in San Francisco began at 3 p.m.
As the marches got under way, Hillary Clinton, the former Democratic presidential candidate and Donald Trump's 2016 competitor tweeted: