Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Updating the protest crowd size -- over 3 million

The estimatethat I quoted on Monday of the numbers who participated in Saturday's Women's Marches were way too small.   Organizers of the Washington march now say that they believe that there were about 1.2 million people in the D. C. march alone.

They also estimate the total of all the marches and rallies in the U.S. cities exceeded 3 million.    These new estimates make this by far the largest and most enthusiastic of any protest in the history of the U.S.    One reason so many came:   it was so inclusive.   They encouraged people who wanted to speak out -- not just on the treatment of women -- but on other issues as well, such as racial discrimination, immigration, LGBT rights, voting rights, criminal justice reform.   All of the good progressive causes -- especially those that Donald Trump and the Republican Congress oppose.


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