Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Women's March organizers predict 200,000 will attend anti-Trump protest

Organizers of the Women’s March on Washington estimate 200,000 people will participate in its inauguration weekend protest, according to a National Park Service's list of First Amendment permit applications.

The group organizing the protest (which was initially pegged as a “million woman march”) applied for a permit application under the name “The Gathering for Justice,” according to Mike Litterst, the chief of communications for the NPS’ National Mall & Memorial Parks. The application says the march’s purpose is “to come together in solidarity to express to the new administration & congress that women’s rights are human rights and our power cannot be ignored.”

The march grew out of a Facebook group planning to protest President-elect Donald Trump’s election the day after he’s sworn in. Over 100,000 people said on Facebook that they would participate in the march, set to start at the Lincoln Memorial and end at the White House on Jan. 21. Post 

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