The Women's March was the biggest protest in U.S. history; See which 15 cities had the most protesters

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The Women's March was the biggest protest in U.S. history; See which 15 cities had the most protesters

Did your city rank?
  • Millions of people both in the United States and worldwide participated in the Women's March on Saturday, January 21.

  • "We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families..." the Women's March mission statement said.

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  • This protest was the largest in U.S. history, according to, and over 6 hundred cities participated. University of Connecticut professor Jeremy Pressman and University of Dayton professor Erica Chenoweth are recording the total participants that marched in each city that participated.

  • Here are the top 15 cities with the most participants:

  • 1. Los Angeles, CA

  • 750,000

  • 2. Washington, DC

  • 680,000

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  • 3. New York, NY

  • 500,000

  • The Women's March on NYC is looking amazing #womensmarch #womensmarchnyc #nycwomensmarch #whyimarch ? @robotsvsghosts

    A photo posted by Brooklyn Vegan (@brooklynvegan) on

  • 4. Chicago, IL

  • 250,000

  • 5. Denver, CO

  • 200,000

  • 6. Boston, MA

  • 175,000

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  • 7. Seattle, WA

  • 175,000

  • Let’s keep this positive movement going tomorrow, and the next day, and every day after that. Together we rise.

    A photo posted by Andrew Salituri (@salituri) on

  • 8. San Francisco, CA

  • 150,000

  • 9. Madison, WI

  • 100,000

  • 10. Oakland, CA

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  • 100,000

  • 11. Portland, OR

  • 100,000

  • 12. Minneapolis/ St. Paul, MN

  • 100,000

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  • 13. London, United Kingdom

  • 100,000

  • #womensmarchlondon

    A photo posted by Frances Fuller (@frances.fuller22) on

  • 14. Atlanta, GA

  • 63,000

  • 15. Toronto, Canada

  • 60,000

  • These numbers are being updated as new numbers come in. (If you want to report your city, you can do that here.)

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  • Even with one united purpose, each participant was invited to have their own reason for marching, which they voiced to the world using #whyImarch. See some of these reasons below:

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  • LOVE. #womensmarch

    A photo posted by Rebecca Sprang (@whirlygirlygirl) on

  • The day following the marches, President Donald Trump tweeted, "Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views."

  • The protest is over, but the Women's March isn't over yet. They started a new campaign, 10 actions for the first 100 days, and the first action is to write a postcard to your senator explaining what is important to you, and how you will continue to fight for those rights.

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Shaelynn Miller is a staff writer for FamilyShare who has a passion for writing, video production and photography.


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