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!
On the I95 heading from DC-NYC. Packed. And almost every car seat appears full. Steady but slow. pic.twitter.com/guih1xEp59— James West (@jameswest2010) January 22, 2017
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.
Hey, my colleagues in the media, what are we going to do about a president and press secretary who don't recognize or respect reality?— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) January 21, 2017
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!):
Fave chants of women's march 2k17:— ann friedman (@annfriedman) January 21, 2017
1. "Heavy flow! Heavy flow!"
2. "Science is real!"
3. "We need a leader, not a creepy tweeter."
Game of Gropes? pic.twitter.com/IfPmcdSIZA— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) January 21, 2017
3:40 p.m. EST:
3:20 p.m. EST: Updates from New York City's march:
Schumer, in NYC as crowd yells. "Don't back down! One women says. "Save us!" pic.twitter.com/P5gqKwVWdk— Andrea Bernstein (@AndreaWNYC) January 21, 2017
Crowd outside Trump hotel shouts, "Shame! Shame! Shame! Shame!" pic.twitter.com/Ox1ShEjE1I— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) January 21, 2017
3:16 p.m. EST: Lol.
Mansplaining the Women's March in Oakland pic.twitter.com/vdfUjeigiG— Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) January 21, 2017
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:
BREAKING: AP source: Crowd packs entire route of Women's March, preventing organizers from leading formal march toward White House.— The Associated Press (@AP) January 21, 2017
Wow. Officers tell KGNU they think 200,000 are marching in Denver today. 5X more people than initially estimated. https://t.co/DoHXTNxkIq— Alex Burness (@alex_burness) January 21, 2017
BREAKING: AP sources say crowd packs entire route of Women's March, preventing organizers from leading formal march toward White House— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) January 21, 2017
1:30 p.m. EST: Signs, signs, and more signs:
White man carrying this sign for his mother pic.twitter.com/Q4zJDp8wqq— Pema Levy (@pemalevy) January 21, 2017
Signs in the street pic.twitter.com/XdULTtlbbc— Oakland North (@northoaklandnow) January 21, 2017
1 p.m. EST: More than 500,000 marchers are now in Washington, DC, according to new estimates:
Latest: Washington city official estimates turnout for Women's March at 500K - double the initial predictions. https://t.co/wLkwOjbPYL— The Associated Press (@AP) January 21, 2017
12:45 p.m. EST: Crowds swell at marches around the world:
Crowds 8 deep at Harvard Square headed to Common for Women's March. MBTA not charging. Train operators shouting encouragement to marchers. pic.twitter.com/DBfzK7dUE8— Ryan D. Enos (@RyanDEnos) January 21, 2017
12:25 p.m. EST: Well, this happened.
12:15 p.m. EST:
Due to the large crowd on hand, today's Woman's March has been changed to a Rally. pic.twitter.com/IjVelFUrLu— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) January 21, 2017
11:29 a.m. EST:
Marching to the march pic.twitter.com/bNz1ZDZsIH— the new ag secretary (@timothypmurphy) January 21, 2017
This one got a lot of cheers pic.twitter.com/UyZ6kMvFoD— Pema Levy (@pemalevy) January 21, 2017
More of 7th street. Completely full. pic.twitter.com/g54y2NmzHq— Hannah Levintova (@H_Lev) January 21, 2017
11:05 a.m. EST:
Huge waves of folks leaving Union Station pic.twitter.com/B7HcCobuFc— the new ag secretary (@timothypmurphy) January 21, 2017
10:04 a.m. EST:
Big crowd at women's march. pic.twitter.com/Xknw98RB1V— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) January 21, 2017
Sensible walking shoes and nice hats and health bars, tick, tick, tick. Alexis Johns, Annette Rovito, Lisa Evans, all from Baltimore. pic.twitter.com/ahuC3pERqD— James West (@jameswest2010) January 21, 2017
9:57 a.m. EST: The DC Metro is packed with attendees headed to the march.
What the same DC Metro station looked like on Inauguration Day vs. what it looks like today pic.twitter.com/gi8GBoqni5— Freddie Campion (@FreddieCampion) January 21, 2017