The planned Women's Marches around the country blew away estimates as hundreds of thousands showed up to protest the Tangerine Tyrant in cities across America. In Washington DC, crowds dwarfed that of Trump's inauguration the day before.
Activists and politicians rallied huge crowds who descended on the nation's capital today for the Women's March on Washington this morning, the biggest of hundreds of similar marches taking place today.
The rally featured speeches from women's rights activist Gloria Steinem, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, Madonna, actresses Ashley Judd and Scarlett Johansson and director Michael Moore among others.
A group of largely women senators and other politicians took the stage together at one point, including Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, Claire McCaskill, D-MO, and newly elected senators Kamala Harris, D-CA, and Tammy Duckworth, D-IL, who addressed the group as did Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-FL, and Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, were also on stage.
With the timing and sheer number of people involved, it comes as little surprise that there are various causes attached to the march, which was largely billed as a demonstration in support of women's rights and civil rights but for many has clear political undertones connected to the inauguration of Donald Trump.
In Boston, LA, Chicago and NYC huge crowds marched and chanted.
They were joined by crowds in cities across the country: In Chicago, the size of a rally so quickly outgrew early estimates that the march that was to follow was canceled for safety. In Manhattan, Fifth Avenue became a river of pink hats, while in downtown Los Angeles, even before the gathering crowd stretched itself out to march, it was more than a quarter mile deep on several streets.
Portland, St. Paul, Denver, even Austin, Texas had major demonstrations.
The Austin Police Department told CBS Austin that it estimates more than 40,000 people descended on the state capitol Saturday afternoon to participate in the Women's March on Austin. They said the participants filled more than 20 downtown city blocks.
People are pissed off, guys. Trump is the most unpopular president since Dubya crashed and burned, and he's starting at this level and will only get worse for him.