That’s the estimated number of people who participated in women’s marches in more than 300 cities and towns across the United States on Saturday.
That figure is expected to go up, as it does not yet include data from around 200 towns and cities believed to have hosted marches across the country.
Women and men took to streets across the country, in support of women’s rights, LGBT rights, immigrant rights, and civil rights.
Washington, D.C., reportedly had the highest turnout, with 485,000 protesters, a number so large it overwhelmed the official march route, packed the National Mall and other avenues as the mass slowly moved from the U.S. Capitol to the White House. Followed by Los Angeles, with 450,000, and then New York, with 400,000 marchers. Our hometown of Olympia welcomed more than 10,000 marchers.
Women’s marches were also held in cities across the world, including London, Nairobi, Sydney, Mexico City, Athens, Moscow, Tokyo, and Antarctica, to name just a few.