The Women’s March took place on Saturday but made much less noise than past years as its number of participants continues to fall precipitously. According to the National Park Service permit, there were fewer than 10,000 Washington, D.C. marchers this weekend, while last year saw about 100,000, and the year before that — the inaugural year of the Women’s march — a half-million protesters took part.
There were also “sister marches” in other U.S. cities which, according to reports, also attracted fewer participants than past years.
The demonstrators identified three main reasons for their march this year: advocacy for abortion access, increased immigration, and action on climate change. Also, as each other year, opposition to President Trump featured prominently in the protests.