Yesterday, over three million (and some say over four million) people joined the Women’s Marches across the United States and the world. They are believed to be the biggest protests in US history.
An NYU psychology professor Jay Van Bavel collected the protest numbers in a Google doc, and his estimate is a total 3,667,305 people on the low side and 4,577,523 on the high side. That would suggest over 1% of the US population (maybe even 1.5%) marched yesterday, including:
- DC — 500,000–1,000,000
- LA — 500,000–750,000
- NYC — 400,00–500,000
- Chicago — 250,000
- Denver — 200,000
- Boston — 175,000
- Seattle — 120,000–175,000
- SF — 100,000–150,000
- St. Paul/Minneapolis — 90,000–100,000
- Madison, WI — 75,000–100,000
Here are some of the most creative and playful signs we spotted in person and on social media. I should mention that the New York protest had more handmade signs than I’ve ever seen in any protest.
— Mr. Kunle 🗣💨 (@KunleIRAK) January 21, 2017
— Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) January 21, 2017
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This ferocious banner had to be the best thing I came across at The Women’s March in LA. Unfortunately I did not get the names of the women who made it but if anyone knows I’d be happy to edit this! . #womensmarch #womenmarchla #losangeles #feminism #fucktrump #thefutureisfemale #art #thispussygrabsback #nastywomen
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A photo posted by Jillian Steinhauer (@jilnotjill) on
*Fantastic* sign at the NYC Women’s March. Photo by Rachel Alemany. pic.twitter.com/uPqjsVBJzT
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) January 21, 2017
So many (evocative/provocative) signs. #womensmarch #whyIMarch #womensmarchonwashington #photojournalism #people_and_world #documentaryphotography #storyportrait #instamood #instagram #huffpostgram #thevisualarchive #instagood #everydayeverywhere #photoessay #positivestory #natgeo #passionpassport #photooftheday #humanstory #photostory #picoftheday #lensculture #portraits #huffpostgram #instagramhub #documentary #journalism
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— Shannon “Badass Cross Stitch” Downey (@ShannonDowney) January 19, 2017
spotted @ nyc women’s march pic.twitter.com/d6X5re105a
— New York Year Zero (@newyorkyearzero) January 21, 2017
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A photo posted by Saul Chernick (@saulchernick) on
Here for this. pic.twitter.com/o0ubit2h5t
— Kima Jones 🍅 (@kima_jones) January 22, 2017
A photo posted by Mary_Addison HACKETT (@mahackett) on
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