About three times more permits to park tour buses in D.C. have been issued for the day of the Women’s March on Washington than on Inauguration Day, according to D.C. officials.
As of Thursday afternoon, 393 permits were issued for Inauguration Day and more than 1,200 for the march.
The Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21 could be one of the biggest D.C. demonstrations on the National Mall in a very long time.
More than 183,000 people said they will be going to the women’s march, according to the event’s Facebook page.
The march will take place the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan. 20. While organizers have stressed that the demonstration isn’t a protest of Trump, the movement has a message that seems to directly reference the inflammatory comments the president-elect has made about women throughout his campaign.
The name of the event might give off the impression that it’s mainly intended to be a demonstration of women, but the group says the march is open to anyone who supports women’s rights.
“[T]he Women’s March on Washington (WMW) is for any person, regardless of gender or gender identity, who believes women’s rights are human rights,” the group says on its website.
They go on to say, “We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
“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,” it continues. “We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.”
The OUT Front is in full support of this incredible march and stand with those who will be in attendance. Women’s rights are human rights, and in the words of Susan B. Anthony, “Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry!”