At least 2.6 million people worldwide, led by hundreds of thousands who overwhelmed the nation’s capital, protested the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency on Saturday.
Protesters from around the world joined together in calling for a “revolution” and political rebellion against the new Trump administration and the Republican-led Congress many fear will roll back reproductive, civil and human rights.
According to USAToday, an estimated 2.6 million people took part in 673 marches in all 50 states and 32 countries, from Belarus to New Zealand — with the largest taking place in Washington.
Some crowds were so large in cities that marching was almost impossible and crowds were rerouted to other areas to rally instead. In Chicago, organizers stopped the march and rallied at Grant Park instead as crowds swelled to 150,000, although thousands still marched. In New York City, the number was 400,000, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio; in Boston, media reported more than 100,000 people marching in Boston Common. In Oakland, Calif., police estimated that about 60,000 people took part in the women’s march. Local media reports said that San Francisco’s rally later in the day may have attracted as many as 100,000.
Alluring artwork and protest signs filled social media timelines under hashtag #WomensMarch. Take a look at some highlights below.
The Woman’s March On Washington was historical, groundbreaking, and truly inspiring.
We should definitely do this more often.