Chicago Women’s March in pics
In Grant Park, tens of thousands gathered for a rally that grew so large that organizers had to halt the planned short march through the city’s downtown. Unseasonably warm weather appeared to help bolster attendance. The Chicago Transit Authority added extra cars to the city’s L train service to help transport the mass of people. Still, the trains were packed to the gills. Organizers, who projected more than 50,000 demonstrators, said the crowd appeared to have swelled to 250,000. It was held on the same site that former President Barack Obama used for his 2008 Election Night victory party.
Worldwide march attendance on Saturday ranged upwards from 2 million people.
photos by James Richards IV