Big List: Record-Breaking Women’s Marches Around the Country

Big List: Record-Breaking Women’s Marches Around the Country

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March on Washington Seattle/Steph Brusig/The Seattle Lesbian
March on Washington Seattle/Steph Brusig/The Seattle Lesbian

An estimated 130,000 marchers took to the streets in Seattle for a solidarity protest alongside the Women’s March on Washington. Men, women and children rallied against the incoming Donald Trump presidency, sexism, racism, homophobia, and inequality.

Attendees received the same message from organizers regarding the march: “ALL women, femme, trans, gender non-conforming, and feminist people (including men and boys) are invited to march… [in] support for the community members who have been marginalized by the recent election.”

Video from the program can be viewed here and photos from The Seattle Lesbian, courtesy of photographer Steph Brusig are below.

The slow-moving 3.6 mile route commenced at Judkins Park in (2150 S Norman St, Seattle, WA) and dropped into Lower Queen Anne. Our sources say it took more than three hours to empty Judkins and get moving, with steady flow of foot traffic funneling into Seattle Center (400 Broad St, Seattle, WA) throughout the afternoon and into the early evening. The official time of the event was from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Marchers in Seattle brought in over $10,000 for St. Mary’s Food Bank along the route.

In an auspicious moment during speeches at Judkins, Bald Eagles circled above the crowd. KOMO News correspondent Elisa Jaffe caught it all on the video here and below.

By the Numbers

In addition to Seattle and the 500,000 to 680,000 participants in Washington, D.C. at the Million Women March, the 400,000 in New York City and the 250,000 in Chicago, there are these estimates from various sources, as noted. This list was compiled as results were confirmed and land in no particular order.

100,000+ in Denver (Denver Post)
60,000 in Atlanta  (police estimate)
40,000-50,000 in Austin, Texas (Austin American-Statesman)
750,000 in Los Angeles (Los Angeles Times)
100,000 in Portland, Oregon (The Oregonian)
5-10,000 in Augusta, Maine: (police estimate and organizers’ estimate} 600 in Augusta, Georgia (WRDW)
15,000 in Cleveland: (police estimate)
90,000-100,000 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota: (St. Paul Pioneer Press)
22,000 in Houston: (police estimate)
75,000-100,000 in Madison, Wisconsin: (Channel 3000)
8,000 in Dallas (police estimate)
6,000 in Santa Fe, New Mexico (organizers’ estimate)

20,000 in St. Petersburg, Florida (Tampa Bay Times)
300+ in Jackson, New Hampshire (Conway Daily Sun)
9,000 in Lansing, Michigan
3,000 in Detroit, Michigan
15,000 in Tucson, Arizona: (police estimate)
20,000 in Phoenix Arizona: (The Arizona Republic)
10,000 in New Orleans (New Orleans Advocate)
15,000 in Nashville, Tennessee (Nashville Scene)
1,000 in Monterey, California
7,000 in Colorado Spring, Colorado (The Gazette)
130,000 in Seattle, Washington (KING 5 News)
35 in Zebulon, Georgia
1,500 Duluth, Minnesota (organizers’ estimate)
30,000 in Raleigh, North Carolina
1,500 in Wilmington, North Carolina (Star News)
600 in New Bern, North Carolina (Sun Journal)

800 in McMinnville, Oregon
15,000 in Montpelier, Vermont
40,000 in San Diego, California (SDPD)
3,000 in Bend, Oregon
200+ in Ogden, Utah (Standard Examiner)
175,000 in Boston, Massachusetts (Boston Globe)
1,000 in Lafayette, Indiana
15,000 in St. Louis, Missouri
25,000 in Charlotte, North Carolina (Fox46)
5,000 in Providence, Rhode Island
7,800-10,000 in San Luis Obispo, California (KSBY)
11,000 in Ann Arbor, Michigan
2,800 in Charleston, West Virginia (Fox Eyewitness News)
2,000 in Charleston, South Carolina (Live 5 News)
10,000 in Hartford, Connecticut (New Haven Register)
3,300 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Argus Leader)
1,000+ in Rapid City, South Dakota (KEVN)
1,600 in Newport, Oregon
1,200 in Carbondale, Illinois
84,000 in Oakland, California (CBS)
20,000 in Sacramento, California
1,000 in Kingston, New York (CKWS)

6-10,000 in Bellingham, Washington
10,000 in Portland, Maine (Portland Press Herald)
1,000 in Newark, Delaware
10,000 in Miami, Florida (Miami Herald)
750-1,000 in Ukiah, California (Ukiah Daily Journal)
6-7,000 in Asheville, North Carolina
6-7,000 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1,000 in Ketchum, Idaho
5,000 in Lexington, Kentucky
85-100 in Alpine, Texas
30,000 in Santa Ana, California
3,500 in Laguna Beach, California
1,000 in Langley, Washington
10,000 in Reno, Nevada
4,000 in Las Vegas, Nevada

2,000 in Anchorage, Alaska
6-10,000 in Kansas City, Kansas
6-9,000 in Memphis, Tennessee
5,000 in Spokane, Washington
1,000 in Port Townsend, Washington
100,000 in San Francisco, California (CBS)
7-800 in Murray, Kentucky
30-40,000 in San Jose, California
5,000 in Santa Rosa, California
3-5,000 in Boise, Idaho
10,000 in New Orleans (New Orleans Advocate)
8,000 in Santa Cruz, California
500 in Clemson, South Carolina
5,000 in Stamford, Connecticut (Stamford Advocate)
11,000 in Ann Arbor, Michigan (MLIVE)
7,000 in Park City, Utah (Park Record)

7,000 in Little Rock, Arkansas (Arkansas Matters)
2,500-4,000 in Erie, Pennsylvania (Go Erie.com)
500+ in Idaho Falls, Idaho (Local 8 News)
5,000-10,000 in Birmingham, Alabama (AL.com)
26,000 in Des Moines, Iowa (WHO-TV)
8-10,000 in Seneca Falls, New York (CNY Central)
10,000 in Helena, Montana (Billings Gazette)
12,000 in Omaha, Nebraska (Omaha World Herald)
2,000 in Lincoln, Nebraska (Lincoln Journal Star)
1,200+ in Cheyenne, Wyoming (Wyoming Tribune Eagle)
1,000 in Fargo, North Dakota (Valley News Live)
10,000+ in Sarasota, Florida (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
25,000 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Action News)
5-7,000 in West Palm Beach, Florida (Palm Beach Post)
3,000 in Roanoke, Virginia (WBDJ7)
22 in Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow), Alaska (ADN.com)

Next Steps

In an effort to harness the energy created by Seattle’s Women’s March, local organizers have issued a call to action. On Tuesday, January 24, an anti-fascist organizing meeting will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Uptown Espresso (2504 4th Ave, Seattle, WA).

Organizers are actively seeking submissions for memories from the Seattle march. Their note reads, “Hello all you amazing, incredible, passionate, creative, phenomenal people! We’re all still recovering, resting, and processing the remarkable stories, experiences, and memories from yesterday. The organizers of the march would like to make a request while the memories are still fresh in everyone’s minds. We are collecting PHOTOS, VIDEOS, and STORIES from the day to put up on the website: womxnsmarchseattle.wordpress.com. If you have pictures, video footage, or memories/stories from the day that you would like to share with the world, please email them to: womxnsmarchseattle@gmail.com.”

Organizers for Women’s March on Washington issued “10 Actions for the First 100 Days,” which includes writing postcards to senators and other initiatives to be revealed per day.

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