More than 2 million people are in the streets resisting Trump

In D.C. and Chicago, the parade routes are so packed there’s no room to march.

Demonstrators march across 42nd Street during a women’s march, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in New York. CREDIT: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
Demonstrators march across 42nd Street during a women’s march, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in New York. CREDIT: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

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.

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.

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.

In New York, NY, local government officials estimated that about 200,000 people showed up to march.

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.

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.

Thousands of people also marched in places like Augusta, Maine and New Haven, Connecticut.

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.

In the Midwest, people have also turned out in places like St. Louis, Missouri; Des Moines, Iowa; Topeka, Kansas; and Kansas City, Kansas.

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.

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.”

In Charlotte, North Carolina, about 10,000 people marched to Romare Bearden Park, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police estimate.

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.