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At first glance, it appears that the women’s march on Washington scheduled for the day after the inauguration is more popular than the inauguration itself.
According to Washington, DC city council member Charles Allen, 1,200 buses have applied for permits to park in the RFK Stadium parking lot in Washington for January 21, in which a massive march of women protesting Donald Trump is scheduled to take place. However, on Inauguration Day itself (January 20), only 200 buses have applied for parking permits. If the bus permits are any indicator, the crowd scheduled to protest Trump will be six times larger than the crowd attending his actual inauguration.
The RFK Stadium lot is operated by the city government, and is the largest city-run parking lot for charter buses, according to the Washington Post. Theoretically, buses can find parking elsewhere, so the bus permits don’t necessarily reflect the totality of the crowd at either event.
The Women’s March on Washington is being organized by a diverse coalition of women. A Vogue profile of the organizers described the event as a “mass mobilization of activists and protestors that will descend on the capital on January 21, the day after we inaugurate into office a man who ran the most brazenly misogynistic presidential campaign in recent history, and whose victory has emboldened a Republican-led Congress to wage an epic war on women’s rights.”
According to Vogue, the march is expecting anywhere from 176,000 to 300,000 attendees, making it one of the largest-ever marches on Washington in history.
Tom Cahill is a writer for US Uncut based in the Pacific Northwest. He specializes in coverage of political, economic, and environmental news. You can contact him via email at email@example.com, or follow him on Facebook.
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