Did you go to a Women’s March this past weekend? I went to the one in LA, and had a great time! It was wonderful being surrounded by so many positive people interested in change.
I was curious to see if there were any numbers on how many people marched this year. It does make sense that turnout would be lower this year than last year, which saw around 3M people around the country. It has been noted that year-over-year attendance in major cities decreased, while those in surrounding areas actually increased due to protestors opting to attend marches closer to home.
While it was difficult to estimate because some cities had marches spread out over the weekend and some cities didn’t have estimates, other cities still reported numbers:
- Los Angeles: 500K
- New York City: 200K+
- San Diego: 37K
- Washington, DC: 10K
- Raleigh, NC: 1K+
- Casper, Wyoming: 350
Hit the links to read more about the numbers. Can’t wait to march next year!