One day after President Donald Trump took the oath of office on Friday, hundreds of thousands of women and men gathered in Washington, D.C. as a response to the election and inauguration of the new administration.
CGTN digital producers were at the event, and produced these videos from the Women’s March:
The Women’s March was created “in the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore,” according to the march’s page.
“The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us – immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault – and our communities are hurting and scared,” the page added.
The crowds in Washington, D.C. were hard to calculate, but transportation officials in Washington say more than a million trips were taken on the city’s rail system Saturday — a tally that is hundreds of thousands more than on Inauguration Day and sets a Saturday record, according to the Associated Press.
Metro tweeted Sunday that 1,001,616 trips were taken on the rail system on Saturday, the day of the Women’s March on Washington.
Metrorail ridership for Sat, Jan 21 = 1,001,616 #wmata
— Metro (@wmata) January 22, 2017
Saturday’s ridership number topped the previous Saturday ridership record set in 2010 on the day of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear hosted by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. More than 825,000 trips were taken that day, according to the AP.