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It’s Official: The Women’s March On Washington Is Happening

The organizers finally received their permit to rally on Jan. 21 -- the day after the inauguration.
It’s Official: The Women’s March On Washington Is Happening

The Women’s March on Washington is on — and set to take place the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

The march, which has been in talks since Trump won the election in November, have finally received a permit, D.C. police confirmed to the Washington Post Thursday. It will also likely be the largest demonstration around the inauguration of the President-elect.

The Women’s March on Washington’s permit application estimated about 200,000 participants to speak as one voice for fairness, equality and inclusion not only for women, but for all marginalized members of society.

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“I’m extremely disappointed in the outcome of this election,” Marion Christiansen of Michigan told The Detroit Free Press. Hundreds of women will be taking buses to the capital.

“This is a matter of decency vs. Trump. There isn’t any decency in him. What he said about women, about the disabled. Even Gold Star parents, he insulted them. Yet people still put him in office. That’s why I’m going. … We’re going down to Washington, and we’re going to make our voices heard. Enough with this war on women, this war on minorities, the war on religion.”

Though they originally intended to march from the Lincoln Memorial, home to some of the country’s most historic march, the landmark will not be available, TIME Magazine reports. 

Apparently, the National Park Service, on behalf of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, reserved access to the landmark by filing a “massive omnibus blocking permit.” Permits for inaugural events have traditionally reserved most of the National Mall, and key monuments including the Lincoln Memorial, for days and weeks before, during, and after the inauguration.