The Numbers Are In: Women’s March Is The Largest Protest In US History
More than three million Americans took to the streets of the United States to protest Donald Trump the day after his inauguration — and that’s without counting DC. The Women’s March, an anti-Trump protest aimed at standing up for women’s rights, is now estimated to be the largest one-day protest in United States history.
According to numbers tallied by UConn professor Jeremy Pressman, the current total estimate of those who attended the marches —excluding those who demonstrated in other countries— sits between 3.2 million and 4.2 million. The numbers are only expected to increase as more accurate numbers pour in.
For context, U.S. Uncut explains how the Women’s March numbers stack up against some of America’s largest protests:
- Martin Luther King’s March on Washington DC (1963), where he gave the historic “I Have a Dream” speech: 250,000
- Anti-Vietnam war protest in Washington DC (1969) – 500,000-600,000
- Anti-Nuclear March in NYC Central Park (1982) – 1 million
- March on Washington DC for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation (1993) – Between 800,000 and 1 million
- Protest against the Iraq War in cities across America (2003) – 500,000
- Women’s March in cities across America (2017) – 3.1 million.
- Pressman’s up-to-date numbers can be found here.