Jan 21, 2017

Putting the size of the Women's March into perspective

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We knew going in that today's Women's March on Washington would be a big deal, with marches planned in cities across the country. But to get a sense of that scale here in Washington, consider a few things.

It filled up the metros...
And backed up the National Mall...
Seriously, look at this...
And...

So ya, pretty dang big.

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Fear of coronavirus pandemic escalates

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