The crowd protesting the Chumph just in DC is now over 600,000, and possibly could be 800,000!
2,500,000 to 5 million people marched today in over 600 cities in the US and around the world to reject the Chumph’s illegitimate presidency.
Metro reported 470,000 came by the Subway.
More than 470,000 people had taken Metro by 1 p.m., a weekend ridership record. (By 11 a.m. on Inauguration Day, 193,000 trips had been taken.)
The City has about 3,000 parking spaces for buses, including those in close in Northern Virginia (You can walk across the bridges).
A month ago, city officials said they were expecting around 1,500 buses. But as of Tuesday, just 435 charter buses have permits to park on Friday (Inauguration), about half of them in the sea of asphalt around RFK Stadium and the other half in lots and spaces around the city (Only about 250 actually showed up), according to the District’s Department of Transportation. At least a dozen of them are coming to shuttle people to protests organized by DisruptJ20, the ANSWER Coalition, and other groups.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, there a total of 2,066 buses registered to bring rally-goers for the Women’s March on Washington, according to figures collected by DDOT. EventsDC, which is handling permits at RFK for the day, said they filled all 1,200 spots available at the stadium by last Tuesday. WMATA, U Street Parking, and other private companies are also providing parking elsewhere in and around the city.
Predicting crowd sizes is a deeply imperfect science, but buses offer one of the few concrete measurements to gauge participation.
For President Barack Obama’s record-breaking first inauguration, more than 3,000 chartered buses were registered and officials estimated attendance at around 1.8 million people.
At 50 per bus, that means an additional 103,000.
There is no count of the number of people who came in on the “Chinatown” buses which normally operate hourly between DC and NYC, Phila, Boston, Richmond, and Atlanta.
Greyhound is reportedly sold out
Many came in on the Amtrak train Union Station, which is a block from the Capitol Building. Amtrak reported being sold out today.
So the numbers look like 600,000 to 800,000 in DC
Philadelphia had @ 50,000
Seattle @ 120,000
North Texas – @ 100,000
Austin – $@ 50,000
150,000 in London
65,000 in Paris
And almost every major city (outside of Russia) around the world.
And most noteworthy –