Less than 24 hours after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, millions of people across the world took to the streets to march in support of women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, immigration reform, environmental protection, and religious freedom, among other socially pressing issues. With an estimated national turnout of over 2.5 million, the Women’s March is being reported as the biggest one-day protest in U.S. history.
The Women’s March on Philadelphia, held in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington and over 650 similar ‘sister marches’ all over the world, packed the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from Logan Square to Eakins Oval. Breaking previous predictions, around 50,000 people were in attendance at the rally. Click through some moments from on the ground in Philadelphia on the morning of January 21st, 2017.