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The count: estimated number of attendees at the Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21

500,000

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Source: Kevin Donahue, deputy mayor of the District of Columbia

While the National Park Service originally had expected 200,000 people for the march, the number ended up being more than double that, according to several sources. This would put it among the largest marches on the U.S. Capitol, including the massive 1969 march to protest American involvement in Vietnam.

  More than 400 "sister marches" were held in other American cities, including New Orleans (pictured), which had an estimated 10,000 people marching from Washington Square Park in Faubourg Marigny to Duncan Plaza in front of New Orleans City Hall. State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, state Rep. Helena Moreno, D-New Orleans, state Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, District A City Councilwoman Susan Guidry and District B Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell were among those in attendance.

  The Newcomb Art Museum is archiving some signs from the New Orleans march. To have yours considered, drop it at the museum's front desk with your name and contact information on the back.

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