Women’s March On Washington Could Outdraw Trump’s Inauguration


Women's March On Washington Could Outdraw Trump's Inauguration

( 4UMF NEWS ) Women's March On Washington Could Outdraw Trump's Inauguration:

The inauguration is on the verge of being upstaged. Though it’s billed as the main event, Donald Trump’s ceremony may take a back seat to the protest denouncing his presidency, including an estimated 200,000 women expected to participate in the Women’s March on Washington.

If the number of city parking applications in the nation’s capital are any indication, there are far more people boarding buses to air their grievances than there are to watch Trump take the oath of office as President.

There have been at least 1,200 bus permits requested for the city-run lot by RFK Stadium in Washington for the march on Jan. 21, said D.C. Councilman Charles Allen.

By contrast, Allen said, only 200 were sought for the inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20.

The stadium lot can accommodate up to 1,300 buses. It is the main spot for parking of buses for the historic weekend and major march. Buses will also be assigned to spaces outside the stadium.

More than 183,000 people said they will be going to the women’s march, according to the event’s Facebook page.

Organizers said the number of protesters at the women’s march may outnumber the people at the inauguration.

“We join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore,” march organizers said in a statement.

“The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights.”

Nearly 30 protest groups have been granted permits for Inauguration Day, more than four times the number averaged in past inaugurations, according to the National Park Service.

Organizers announced Thursday that the Natural Resources Defense Council had signed on as a partner to the march because women, low-income communities and people of color frequently bear the heaviest burdens from climate change and industrial pollution.

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