While estimating crowd sizes is a famously difficult task, early results appear to show that the number of marchers attending the Women’s March on Washington easily “trumped” the number of attendees at Trump’s inauguration.
Take at look at the photo comparison above of the National Mall: on the left, you will see the crowd for Donald’s swearing in on Friday, and on the right, the crowd for the Women’s March. Now look at these photos from the Women’s March (here, here, and here), and compare them to the photos from Trump’s inauguration (here, and here). The results seem pretty clear.
The Washington Post reports that about half a million riders used Washington, D.C. subway system by early afternoon on Saturday. This supports early estimates that approximately 500,000 marchers descended on Washington. Meanwhile, the Post reports that the Trump team gave away about 250,000 tickets – though it is unclear how many of these were actually used.
Once the final tallies come in, we will update this story. Whatever the final numbers, congratulations to the organizers of the march, supporters of the march, and especially the marchers themselves!
UPDATE: The New York Times is reporting that the crowd size at the Women’s March was about THREE TIMES the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration. Well done!