Jan 17, 2020

Women's March on Washington expects historically low turnout

The 2019 Women's March. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

Organizers are expecting record-low turnout for the fourth annual Women's March on Washington, scheduled for Saturday, the Washington Post reports.

By the numbers: A permit issued by the National Park Service indicates the event's coordinators expect between 3,000 and 10,000 participants, making it the lowest attendance since the event's launch in 2017. Nearly 100,000 participants took part in D.C's Women's March last year, the Post notes.

The anticipated dearth of attendees comes as the Trump impeachment trial begins to unfold in the Senate.

The state of play: Demonstration organizers are trying to set a new tone for this year's march after various groups and activists cut ties with the organization, the Post reports.
Events will be scattered throughout the week, as opposed to the historically one-day program.

  • The demonstration is scheduled to begin at 10am ET at the Freedom Plaza before marchers make their way to the White House, per the Post.

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People participate in the Women's March as they protest President Trump in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Photo: Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The fourth annual Women's March on Washington, D.C., Saturday drew much smaller crowds than the millions who rallied in the capitol after President Trump's 2017 inauguration, but the crowd was just as passionate, NPR reports.

The big picture: Over 25,000 people signed up online to attend the D.C. march and more than 250 events were held around the U.S, per the New York Times. Here's what else unfolded, in photos.

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Nearly 600,000 civilians seek refuge to escape Syrian military advances

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As Syrian troops push into opposition-held towns and villages in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo, roughly 600,000 civilians have evacuated their homes, fleeing to the Turkish border, The Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: This latest emigration could quickly become one of the "worst humanitarian crisis" since the war started in 2011, the Post writes. Already, it is among the biggest single population dislocations throughout the nine-year war, a United Nations spokesperson told the Post.

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