An estimated 2.6 million people are participating in more than 600 marches worldwide, according to the Women’s March on Washington website. From Antarctica to South Africa and Japan, women and allies have taken the day after Trump’s inauguration to demonstrate and march for women—including trans women, women of color, and other minority groups anticipated to be negatively impacted by the nation’s new leader.
Within the U.S. alone, the day’s marches spanned the East and West Coasts, but also speckled much of the Bible Belt and Midwest, red states that voted for the president.
Map of the protests. Every time someone shows the red/blue states map they should lay this over it. Notice high volume in "red" rust belt. pic.twitter.com/G2LzAyq8dC— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) January 18, 2017
As many as 50,000 people gathered at the Capitol building in Austin, Texas in protest.
More than 10,000 protesters marched along in New Orleans.
In St. Petersburg, Florida, more than 17,000 registered to attend the Women’s March.
In Des Moines, thousands gathered at the Capitol building against Trump.
Women's March, Des Moines, Iowa pic.twitter.com/099PxqYBtm— Lorie (@Lorie945) January 21, 2017
In Los Angeles, the Women’s March attendance surpassed even that of Washington D.C., with 750,000 protesters flooding the downtown area.
And to think, this is just the beginning.