About 175,000 gathered on Boston Common to hear Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, Attorney General Maura Healey, Mayor Walsh, other elected officials, activists and musicians before the Boston Women’s March. One of about 675 marches around the world, with nearly 5 million participants, the Boston Women’s March was an amazing phenomenon. Here’s an aerial video of the huge Boston crowd shot by a local news affiliate. Although the official estimate was 175,000, event organizers say more than 200,000 souls were at the Boston march.
I arrived about a half hour before the event was scheduled to start and found one of the last open perches on the benches ringing the monument on the hill looking toward the stage (down near the corner of Beacon and Charles). Not a bad place for photos, the monument was approximately in the middle of the huge crowd filling much of Boston Common.
The event started at 11AM and the march began around 1PM (the progression from cloudy morning to sunny afternoon can be seen in the two photos of the monument, above). Although the march through the Common, past the Public Garden and down Commonwealth Ave and back was short, the last marchers didn’t finish until about 4PM given the size of the crowd.
Full set of my photos of the Boston Women’s March may be seen here on Flickr.