The Women’s March on Washington DC today in protest of Donald Trump turned out to be a nationwide and worldwide event, with sister marches taking place in too many additional places to list. Protesters turned out in massive numbers in big cities like New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, along with smaller towns like Madison and Santa Fe and even Anchorage. But the most remarkable protest may have been in Los Angeles, where the estimated crowd size equalled twenty percent of the city’s entire population.
According to a report from ABC News 7 in Los Angeles, approximately 750,000 people are believed to have participated in the Women’s March in Los Angeles today. The census pegs the population of the City of Los Angeles as being just under four million people. That means the LA March drew 20% as many people as who live in the entire city. KTLA posted this photo of the Los Angeles March:
Meanwhile the Women’s March on Washington drew more local participants today than showed up for Trump’s inauguration yesterday.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report