The Crowds For The Women’s March Are Much Larger Than The Inauguration So Far

1. Following a day of lower than typical ridership for Inauguration Day, the DC Metro is packed for the Women’s March. Photos of the Shady Grove Metro ...
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1. Following a day of lower than typical ridership for Inauguration Day, the DC Metro is packed for the Women’s March.

Metro officials wrote on Twitter that they were experiencing “extremely large crowds,” with many stations “at capacity.”

They have not yet estimated the size of today’s crowds.

2. Here’s how empty the Metro was yesterday, for Inauguration Day:

4. Yesterday’s low ridership also contrasts the packed Metros during previous inaugurations:

5. Here’s how the crowds compare for Trump’s inauguration versus the Women’s March so far:

6. People are sharing videos and photos of the Metro stations, many of which appear to be mob scenes:

Shady grove metro station y’all

— Young Angeline (@angelineking47)

This is the line TO GET ONTO THE METRO near DC. Yesterday, we walked right in. This march is going to be gargantuan.

— Joe Berkowitz (@JoeBerkowitz)

Huge crowds at #Bethesda Metro headed to #WomensMarch @mymcmedia

— Michael Walsh (@GetMikeWalsh)

9. Of course, many riders are wearing pussy hats:

Totally packed metro today for Women’s March. So much busier than inauguration yesterday

— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel)

10. And carrying signs:

A police officer told me this is like Obama in 2009. Unreal. Capitol South metro. #WomensMarch

— Will Drabold (@WillDrabold)

11. And some have even said fellow riders are handing out water and snacks:

The line at #Reston metro stop for #WomensMarch! People handing out waters and granola❤

— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule)

12. Crowds of women are cheering as they exit the stations:

Women cheering as they exit the metro at Union Station #WomensMarch

— Samantha-Jo Roth (@SamanthaJoRoth)

13. Some who opted to skip the Metro crowds and Uber instead are seeing nearly 5x surge pricing:

Hour long metro lines, 4.5 surge on @Uber_DC, and a 30 minute walk. Whoohooo! #WomensMarch

— Jenna Faude (@jennafaude)

Morning of #WomensMarch @Uber is surging nearly 5x at @HyattTweets in Courthouse and Metro is packed cc… https://t.co/Znoay8V0Kx

— Ryan Croft (@ryankcroft)

15. And many said their Uber drivers have told them “yesterday was slow but today is already very busy.”

Uber driver says yesterday was slow but today is already very very busy. Expect much larger crowd at today’s protest than inauguration

— James Miller (@Millermena)

DC Uber driver told me yesterday that he had no work on #inauguration day. Ahead of #WomansMarch things are differ… https://t.co/IdHKMloMYN

— Daria Dieguts (@dieguts_d)

17. “We all thought we’d be picking up people for the Inauguration,” one person said her driver said. “But instead all we’ve done is pick up groups of women.”

“We all thought we’d be picking up people for the Inauguration, but instead all we’ve done is pick up groups of women” -Uber driver in DC

— Taylor Donohue (@TaylorDonohue)

Cortesía de: BuzzFeed