Women's march gets permit for day after Trump's inauguration

Women's march gets permit for day after Trump's inauguration
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The Women's March on Washington has received a permit for a rally the day after Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpUS-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Trump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' MORE's inauguration, The Washington Post reports

The march, which is expected to be the largest demonstration around Trump's inauguration, will start at Independence Avenue and Third Street NW in front of the U.S. Capitol. 

According to the Post, demonstrators will march west, but organizers have not determined an official route. 

Organizers estimate about 200,000 people will participate in the march. 


Organizers originally planned to rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial, but could not get approval from the National Park Service (NPS). 

The NPS said it doesn't grant requests until the Presidential Inauguration Committee maps out where it will hold inauguration-related activities, according to the Post. 

The march is described as a way to send a "bold message" to the Trump administration that "women's rights are human rights." 

"The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us—women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault," national organizers said in a statement. 

"In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore."