Uplifting, Heartbreaking, Enormous Crowds at Women’s Marches Around The World

From Washington, DC, to Antarctica, more than 2.5 million women are protesting the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

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Dramatically larger than expected crowds showed up Saturday at women’s marches in Washington, DC, and more than 600 cities around the world. Mother Jones reporters have been on the scene all day, interviewing protesters and gathering photos and video. In this roundup we’ve collected some of what they saw, as well as highlights from across social media. 

10:46 p.m. EST: And with that, we’re signing off for now.

9:00 p.m. EST: Safe travels home everyone!

7:40 p.m. EST: Another large crowd in San Francisco:

5:50 p.m. EST: President Trump, speaking at CIA headquarters in Langley, insisted (falsely) that his inauguration drew the largest crowd ever for such an event. “As you know, I have a running war with the media,” the president noted. His press secretary, Sean Spicer, followed up by warning that the press would be held “accountable.” Neither man mentioned the massive marches around the nation.

4:50 p.m. EST: From the march in Oakland, California:

4:09 p.m. EST:

3:55 p.m. EST: Here’s footage of women marching in five states where Donald Trump won:

3:45 p.m. EST: Even more signs (and chants!):

3:40 p.m. EST:

3:20 p.m. EST: Updates from New York City’s march:

3:16 p.m. EST: Lol.

3:07 p.m. EST: The Associated Press reports that city officials have said that because the planned route for the march in Washington, DC, “is filled with protesters, a formal march is no longer possible.” Marchers have been diverted along a different route.

2:34 p.m. EST: We’re hearing reports that attendance at marches nationwide has far surpassed predictions: 

1:30 p.m. EST: Signs, signs, and more signs:

Hair made of Cheetos. Jeremy Schulman

1 p.m. EST: More than 500,000 marchers are now in Washington, DC, according to new estimates:

12:45 p.m. EST: Crowds swell at marches around the world:

12:25 p.m. EST: Well, this happened.

12:15 p.m. EST:

11:29 a.m. EST:

11:05 a.m. EST:

10:04 a.m. EST:

9:57 a.m. EST: The DC Metro is packed with attendees headed to the march.

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