More than 2.5 million people worldwide are demonstrating against the inauguration of President Donald Trump according to an informal protester tally on the official website of the Women’s March on Washington. Protesters in Washington, D.C. are reportedly being joined by 673 “sister” marches taking place on seven continents — including Antarctica.
In the United States, hundreds of thousands of people turned out at hundreds of rallies in all 50 states. In Washington, D.C. alone, the rally to champion women’s rights and causes that could be threatened by Trump’s administration is estimated to be double the size of Trump’s inauguration, which took place the previous day.
The Associated Press also reported that so many people have crowded the rally in Washington, D.C. that organizers are unable to march to the White House. Organizers later said that they would still march after the rally, but pointed out that it would “take some time” for so many people to make it.
— Paige Cornwell (@pgcornwell) January 21, 2017
The same thing happened in Chicago, Illinois, where 250,000 people turned out to the mass protest, prompting organizers to call off the official march after the rally. Still, thousands marched to Federal Plaza despite the cancellation.
“Our march route is flooded. There is no safe way to march. We are just going to sing and dance and make our voices heard here,” rally and march co-chairwoman Ann Scholhmer told the crowd, according to the Chicago Tribune.
— WGN TV News (@WGNNews) January 21, 2017
In Los Angeles, California, organizers estimated that 750,000 people had turned out to march — more than even appeared in Washington, D.C. An estimated 100,000 people crowded Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado.
— Larry Ryckman (@larryryckman) January 21, 2017
In New York, NY, local government officials estimated that about 200,000 people showed up to march.
— amNewYork (@amNewYork) January 21, 2017
In Boston, Massachusetts, organizers had anticipated upwards of 25,000 people. Instead, a senior police official said that the crowd’s size was anywhere between 120,000 and 125,000 people.
Boston march estimated at 120 to 125k. That from senior police official. Organizers were initially planning for 25k pic.twitter.com/OMlls1g8kv
— Miguel Marquez (@miguelmarquez) January 21, 2017
— ACLU Massachusetts (@ACLU_Mass) January 21, 2017
An estimated 10,000 people turned out to march in Montpelier, Vermont — a town of 7,753. “[C]ity roads cannot support any more people or vehicles,” state police told Vermont Public Radio.
— Patti Daniels (@pattidaniels) January 21, 2017
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) January 21, 2017
Thousands of people also marched in places like Augusta, Maine and New Haven, Connecticut.
Thousands of people in Augusta! Inspiring pic.twitter.com/noMl9v3fv9
— Alison Beyea (@ACLUBeyea) January 21, 2017
— Jacob Remes (@jacremes) January 21, 2017
Thousands of attendees marched together to Eakins Oval to join the Women’s March in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, shouting social justice chants as they matched the streets of Center City Philly.
— Zack Ford (@ZackFord) January 21, 2017
In the Midwest, people have also turned out in places like St. Louis, Missouri; Des Moines, Iowa; Topeka, Kansas; and Kansas City, Kansas.
— Bobby Laurie (@BobbyLaurie) January 21, 2017
Women's March, Des Moines, Iowa pic.twitter.com/099PxqYBtm
— Lorie (@Lorie945) January 21, 2017
More scenes from today's Women's March on Iowa in Des Moines pic.twitter.com/MIw2w54ijP
— Rod Boshart (@rodboshart) January 21, 2017
— WIBW News (@WIBWNews) January 21, 2017
— People of Cowtown (@PeopleofCowtown) January 20, 2017
Police in Madison, Wisconsin estimated the crowd size to be anywhere between 75,000 and 100,000 people, the largest crowd gathered since 2011 when people protested Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) proposal to limit collective bargaining.
— Mark Clear (@mark_clear) January 21, 2017
In the south, civil rights icon and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) joined thousands of protesters marching in Atlanta, Georgia.
“I know something about marching,” Lewis said. “We have a moral obligation to fight, so never, ever lose hope.”
— Colin Jones (@colinjones) January 21, 2017
In Charlotte, North Carolina, about 10,000 people marched to Romare Bearden Park, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police estimate.
— Qcitymetro.com (@Qcitymetro) January 21, 2017
Around the globe, sympathy protests were reported in more than 60 countries.
Ned Resnikoff and Zack Ford contributed reporting.
This post has been updated to add reports from additional cities.