The DC Metro reported 275,000 rides as of 11 a.m. on Saturday. This was 82,000 more than the 193,000 reported at the same time on Friday, which was Donald Trump's inauguration day. Rider volume was eight times greater than is typical on a Saturday, officials said.
Girls stood along the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum on 4th Street knitting pink beanies with cat ears, called "pussy hats," as a symbol of solidarity among protestors. A group called the Pussyhat Project made the pattern available for free on its website ahead of the march and encouraged women to download it and knit or crochet hats for the march.
This banner that read "Hear me roar in numbers too big to ignore" was hung near the steps of the Smithsonian's National Gallery under a temporary cellular tower. Wireless operators said they spent two years updating their networks to prepare for the inauguration and had deployed temporary infrastructure to deal with large crowds.
The large concentration of people in a small area who were all trying to tweet, Snapchat, post photos to Instagram, stream live video on Facebook, and text message each other overwhelmed major mobile networks for much of the day.
Filmmaker Michael Moore asked women at the March to call their elected officials every day. He said he'd put out a call to action on his Facebook page daily. He said if women flood the congressional switchboard, they will force change.
These women sat on the steps of the Smithsonian's National Gallery of Art after the Women's March in Washington, DC. People were finally able to get cell service along the mall as crowds began to disperse.
Cell phone networks were overloaded Saturday and most people experienced delays sharing photos and video of the March. The closer one got to the National Mall and as crowds dispersed, service improved. Most of the temporary infrastructure had been placed along the Mall for the inauguration.
The organizers of the Women's March worked with the disability community to ensure the march was accessible for people of all abilities. The Women's March Disability Caucus, a group formed on Facebook, worked with national organizing committee to set up an Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, tent at the rally, which offered volunteers to assist people who needed it for the march.
Ahead of Friday's inauguration, planners covered up signs on porta-potties along the National Mall with the president's first name "Don John." On Saturday, protestors tore off the pieces of paper covering it.