It was a very long, incredibly large demonstration. The city was invaded by pink caps, the de facto symbol of this historic march that invaded not only Washington but also New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Sydney, Tokyo, Paris and dozens of other cities around the world.
The Women’s March, the brainchild of a group of Hawaiian women who created it two days after Trump’s election, has reached such a size in a short time that it cannot be ignored and has attracted the support of virtually all American associations dealing with civil rights.
“Every time you organize a demonstration, you need a permit from the municipality for each group that joins the parade,” says 62-year-old Tim, a local government worker who joined the Women’s March. “This time, we’ve issued more than 100 permits.”
In Washington alone, 200,000 people were expected, but more than double actually joined. A crowd of an estimated 600,000 people said out loud that resistance starts now. Women, men, Americans, foreigners, straight, gay, all said that women rights are civil rights and will be defended as such.