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

Posted January 24

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.

This protest was the largest in U.S. history, according to politicususa.com, 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

3. New York, NY

500,000

4. Chicago, IL

250,000

5. Denver, CO

200,000

6. Boston, MA

175,000

7. Seattle, WA

175,000

8. San Francisco, CA

150,000

9. Madison, WI

100,000

10. Oakland, CA

100,000

11. Portland, OR

100,000

12. Minneapolis/ St. Paul, MN

100,000

13. London, United Kingdom

100,000

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.)

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:

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.

Shaelynn Miller is a journalist who has a passion for photography, video production and writing.

Contact her at smiller@deseretdigital.com.

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  • Teddy Fowler Jan 24, 11:22 a.m.
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    Not even sure what they were protesting other than the fact that Trump is now president.....

  • Wayne Smith Jan 24, 11:17 a.m.
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    H e double hockey sticks hath no fury like a woman scorned. It is easier to whine than to actually accomplish.