Women’s March

Poor Donald Trump, the crowd at the inauguration was so small  he felt the need to lie about it:

“This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period — both in person and around the globe,” Spicer said, less than a minute after declaring that “no one had numbers” because the National Park Service, which controls the Mall, does not release crowd estimates.

One verifiable number that Spicer offered was that ridership on Washington’s subway system on Friday was higher than for Obama’s inauguration four years ago. Spicer said that 420,000 people rode Metro on Friday, while only 317,000 did so for Obama in 2013. Both of these numbers are inaccurate. Nearly 571,000 people rode on Friday, and 782,000 rode on Inauguration Day four years ago, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

And even worse for him:

Demonstrators came to Washington from around the country, sometimes sleeping on the couches of people they had never met. As of 4 p.m. Saturday, Metro had recorded more than 597,000 trips, a weekend ridership record. By comparison, as of 4 p.m. on Inauguration Day, there were 368,000 trips.

And that’s just in Washington, DC. There were marches in hundreds of locations around the country. Here are some numbers I’ve gathered (I might add links later):

DC, more than 500,000
Chicago, about 250,000
NY, up to 400,000
Boston, about 175,000
Philadelphia, more than 50,000
St Paul, 90-100,000
LA, estimates range750,000
Seattle, about 120,000
Oakland, about 60,000
Atlanta, about 60,000
Portland, about 100,000
Denver, up to 200,000
Madison, Wisconsin, 75-100,000
The list goes on and on .. Portland, Maine had 10,000, Concord, NH about 3-5000, Montpelier, VT 15-20,000 …

The Women’s March says there were 673 marches around the world with a total estimate of 4.7 million. Now those are big numbers Donald.

Update: there is an attempt to get a good estimate here (story here). They estimate there was a total of between 3.3 and 4.6 million marchers in the US.

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