Women’s March 2.0 brings huge crowds to streets of Seattle

The march was led by the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women’s contingent. Photo by Mark Saran.

Undeterred by cold, damp weather, tens of thousands of people turned out for the Seattle Women’s March 2.0 today. Kicking off with a rally in Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill the march filled Pine Street to downtown, then headed north to Seattle Center for a closing rally.

This march came one year after the historic Women’s March that followed the inauguration of President Trump. Last year’s march set records for attendance across the country, including here in Seattle where more than 120,000 people turned out. Early estimates for this year’s Seattle crowd ranged from 30,000 to 50,000.

The march kicks off a weekend of activism. Sunday is a three-part citywide day of action, voter registration, and charitable donations. See Womxn Act on Seattle for details about more than 100 workshops, talks, voter registration and donation centers throughout King County.

More good coverage of the march can be found at the Capitol Hill Seattle blog, including lots of great images from Alex Garland.

Here are some favorite images and signs from the day.

One big theme of the day was turning out a huge vote for the 2018 midterms to shut down our predator-in-chief. Photo by Geov Parrish.

Our president is a uniter. Photo by Hibi Darbikabood Jibi

Photo by Noam Gundle

This photo & all below by Elliot Stoller.

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