CBS4 reports, but we’re guessing a lot of readers were there:
Thousands of men, women and children filled Civic Center Park in Denver on Saturday morning for the second annual Women’s March.
Organizers estimate 150,000 people attended the event.
The marches happened across the country on the first anniversary of when President Donald Trump took office.
A sea of signs surrounded Civic Center Park on Saturday, as roughly 150,000 people participated in the second annual Women’s March in Denver, just one of nearly 700 events taking place across the world.
The second Women’s March on Colorado, as the event is officially known, put women, men and children on the frontlines in the fight for social justice, human rights, as well as other political issues.
You couldn’t walk more than a few feet in Civic Center Park without seeing someone holding a clipboard and asking people to update their voter registration.
The one-mile march route went from Bannock Street to West 13th Avenue, onto Lincoln Street, then onto East 14th Avenue, Grant Street, East Colfax and finally wound back to the park.
Weather at least fifteen degrees warmer than last year helped boost turnout yesterday. A revised march route took protesters south of Civic Center Park around the Denver Art Museum and the downtown branch library instead of north into downtown skyscrapers as they did last year–which had the effect of keeping the rally together for the speakers that came after the march.
Republicans who were chomping at the bit to declare the second Women’s March a failure were sorely disappointed by the robust turnout, not just in Denver but in cities across the country where any dip in enthusiasm from last year was not apparent. There’s also less of an attempt this year by right-leaning pundits to claim that the protests were not “against Trump” or conservative politics so much as a generic statement on women’s rights.
Because in 2018, there’s no question that the Women’s March is political. It is about the 2018 elections, and it is against Trump. Because Trump is not on the ballot in 2018, the political will expressed by these armies of protesters will be directed against Republican candidates at all levels across the country.
If anyone tries to dispute this with you, check their motives.