Everywhere you turned in Washington, D.C., this weekend, it was clear that Donald Trump's presidency was off to a rocky start.
From lackluster crowds at the actual inauguration to the overwhelming sea of people at the Women's March on Washington the day after, the people sent a resounding message to Trump about his divisive rhetoric.
Not many people were pumped about the inauguration, and the National Mall looked noticeably emptier compared to the 2009 inauguration for Barack Obama and the Jan. 21 march.
Women from all over the country booked packed flights to D.C., filled buses and squeezed into Metro rail cars to make it to National Mall. The roads were brimming with women, men and children from all races and ethnicities.
The crowd kept swelling.
The number of protesters trumped the number of people at the presidential inauguration. While it's difficult to have a clear idea of the number of attendees at the inauguration because the National Park Service is barred from tallying up the crowd numbers, organizers of the women's march increased their estimates from 200,000 to 500,000 after the sheer number of participants brought down the Metro system.
Two crowd counting experts, Marcel Altenburg and Keith Still at Manchester Metropolitan University in Britain, estimate the women’s march in Washington was "roughly three times the size of the audience at President Trump’s inauguration."
Women, and men, turned up with some spectacular signs.
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