What a day.
I’m in Austin for the 3M Half Marathon (a story for another time), and I happened upon the Women’s March on Austin.
It was a blast, not because the event was fun per se, but because there was a solidarity and sense of community in the air that was refreshing to breathe in.
When I got to my hotel, I was blown away by the scale of the marches happening across the nation and across the world.
The crowd fills Chicago’s Jackson Boulevard Saturday for the Women's March on Chicago. The march portion of the rally was technically canceled after a mushrooming crowd an estimated 250,000 packed the downtown event. "Our march route is flooded. There is no safe way to march. We are just going to sing and dance and make our voices heard here," rally and march co-chairwoman Ann Scholhmer told the crowd at Jackson and Columbus drives just before 11 a.m. Photo by John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune #womensmarchchicago #womensmarch #chicago
New York City:
Hundreds of thousands of women are marching in Washington today in a kind of counterinauguration. A range of speakers and performers cutting across generational lines rallied near the Capitol before marchers made their way toward the White House. Meanwhile, in #NewYork, Fifth Avenue became a river of pink hats. The photographer @nicole_craine took this picture near @grandcentralnyc. In downtown LA, even before the gathering crowd stretched itself out to march, it was more than a quarter mile deep on several streets. In Chicago, the size of a rally so quickly outgrew early estimates that the march that was to follow was canceled for safety. @fremson, a @nytimes staff photographer,is sharing scenes from the @womensmarch on Washington in our #InstagramStory. #NYCWomensMarch
Thousands of women from across Colorado poured into downtown Denver on Saturday morning, a massive showing for “human rights and equality” the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. By 11:30 a.m. event organizers estimated that the crowd had swelled to more than 100,000 people. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post) @akakross #denver #womensmarch #womensmarchdenver⠀ ⠀ Read more, link in bio⠀
An estimated 20,000 people attended the Women's March on Phoenix on Saturday, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The march is among 11 in Arizona and hundreds around the nation and world held in concert with the Women's March on Washington, D.C. The events were organized amid concerns about threats to women's rights, including abortion, affordable health care and equal pay, under President Donald Trump. #azc #arizona #dtphx #igersphx #instagramaz #downtownphoenix #trump #womensmarch #phoenix