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The People Are Speaking

Initial estimates (including official ones) indicate that far more people attended the Women’s March on Washington today than attended Trump’s inauguration yesterday.

And that doesn’t include marches today all across the US (and around the world), which reportedly far exceeded attendance projections.

Also published on Medium.



  1. Arthanyel wrote:

    Largest protest in history

    Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 9:09 pm | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Nice writeup in The Atlantic —

    Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11:22 pm | Permalink
  3. TJ wrote:

    Why didn’t they all vote? 🙁

    Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 12:01 am | Permalink
  4. Iron Knee wrote:

    They probably did. Trump lost in DC and most of the surrounding states.

    Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 12:48 am | Permalink
  5. Jonah wrote:

    Some of them flew in and some of them may have voted for Stein or Johnson.

    Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 4:00 am | Permalink
  6. ebdoug wrote:

    The Boston Police Department sent out a message to the protestors: “Thank you for your well behaved protest” In return all thanked the police.

    One comment on someone’s facebook page was “I live in Alabama, what were all these protests about?” Oh, dear.

    Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:17 am | Permalink
  7. westomoon wrote:

    TJ, you sound just like the Emperor.

    And that question made me realize — the rough tally of participants in yesterday’s march, just in the US, is easing up to around 3 million people as the reports roll in.

    That’s the margin by which the Emperor lost the popular vote. Yesterday was almost an enactment of how many people’s votes got rolled over by chicanery and the clever use of the electoral college.

    Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 12:16 pm | Permalink
  8. Ralph wrote:

    IK – thanks, nice early write-up. My wife and son were in DC yesterday for the march and can attest first hand to the historic enormity of the crowds and the civility of their behavior.

    There’s only one way in my book to make America great again. It starts on the ground, in well-equipped schools and classrooms. From there the sky’s the limit.

    Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1:15 pm | Permalink