The demonstrations spanned over 600 cities all over the world
Unless you went totally offline yesterday or hid in a cave, no doubt, your social media feeds were crammed with images and videos from yesterday’s Women’s March on Washington as well as sister marches all over the world. The photos capture the spirit of the day but more than that, they capture it’s sheer size.
Sorry to break it to our highly sensitive new commander in chief, but it was huge.
According to Mother Jones, early estimates put the total number of protesters worldwide at over 2.5 million people from over 600 cities. The turnout surpassed all expectations, with Washington, D.C. as the most notable example. 200,000 RSVP’d “yes” on the event’s Facebook page, but the total participants were closer to half a million people. The crowds in many cities reached numbers so big people couldn’t even march, they just milled around the streets holding signs and peacefully making themselves heard.
And it was beautiful.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 21, 2017
Women’s March in Chicago pic.twitter.com/GSn4S8nUsS
— Colin Hinkle (@hinklecolin) January 21, 2017
New York City
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) January 22, 2017
— Women’s March LA (@wmnsmarchla) January 22, 2017
women’s march seattle 💖 so glad I got to go and experience this historic event pic.twitter.com/Nd3ZdUmJpx
— rachna (@rachnuh) January 22, 2017
— Boston Women’s March (@BosWomensMarch) January 21, 2017
— Women’s March London (@womensmarchlon) January 21, 2017
— Jenni Missye White (@Missycilious) January 21, 2017
— Spotted Athens (@SpottedAthens) January 22, 2017
— ABC News (@ABC) January 21, 2017
Women’s March Rome pic.twitter.com/yNVqd1n0ty
— Lonnie Hicks (@Lnnie) January 21, 2017
— Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) January 21, 2017