Following Donald Trump‘s inauguration on Friday, millions of men, women and children took to the streets of major cities across the US and around the world on Saturday, to protest the incoming president and make their dedication to fighting for human rights and equality heard.
In Washington alone, the Women’s March included up to 500,000 people, approximately three times the size of the attendance for Trump’s inauguration the day before.
Los Angeles organizers expected 80,000 people on Saturday, but by the end of the day found the number closer to 750,000.
More than 250,000 people marched past the Trump Towers in New York City, with 150,000 protesters taking to the streets in Denver. It’s estimated that 130,000 people marched in Seattle, 150,000 in Boston, 100,000 in Portland, 40,000 in Austin, 10,000 in St. Louis, and 7,000 in Palm Beach. The marching portion of the Chicago protest had to be cancelled over safety concerns when attendance swelled to 250,000.
Over 670 ‘sister marches’ took place around the world on Saturday, including 60,000 people in Toronto, 100,000 people in London, and 10,000 in Sydney, Australia.
Joining the hundreds of thousands of protesters across North America and around the world were a number of celebrities.
Comedian Chelsea Handler spoke of hope and support during her speech in Park City, Utah. Also in attendance at the Sundance march was Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern.
Nick Offerman was also at Sundance, where he declared himself a Nasty Girl.
— Nick Offerman (@Nick_Offerman) January 21, 2017
Oscar winner Brie Larson made her own sign for the march on Saturday.
Maggie and brother Jake Gyllenhaal marched as a family.
— Maggie Gyllenhaal (@mgyllenhaal) January 21, 2017
Material girl Madonna kept the censors working overtime, dropping two F-bombs during her impassioned speech in Washington, DC. Madonna followed up her speech with performances of her songs “Express Yourself” and “Human Nature.”
Alicia Keys opened her speech in Washington by quoting Maya Angelou‘s poem “Still I Rise” before performing her inspirational 2012 hit “Girl On Fire.”
Keys was followed by singer and actor Janelle Monae, who has been receiving critical praise for her roles in 2016’s Moonlight and Hidden Figures. Monae delivered one of the most powerful moments during the DC march, inviting mothers of black children who were killed by police officers on stage during her performance of “Hell You Talmbout.”
Actor Ashley Judd recited the poem “Nasty Woman” written by 19-year old Nina Donovan.
Actors and activists Jamie Lee Curtis and Jane Fonda joined protestors in LA on Saturday to show their support.
Amy Poehler and Lena Dunham marched on Washington on Saturday along with Dunham’s Lenny Letter team.
Amy Schumer, Debra Messing, Julianne Moore, and Alysia Reiner all marched in Washington, DC.
Many cast members of Orange Is the New Black were spotted in Washington, including Uzo Aduba, Diane Guerrero, and Yael Stone.
Actor America Ferrera marched with her husband before giving an impassioned speech on stage in DC.
Ferrera’s Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants co-stars and real-life besties Blake Lively and Amber Tamblyn marched together in DC.
Katy Perry‘s newly bleached locks helped her blend in while chanting for equality in DC.
Miley Cyrus spoke in LA about how her foundation Happy Hippie is helping to make the world a safer place.
Jessica Chastain handed out Love Buttons to fellow marchers while wearing a ‘Nasty Woman’ t-shirt in DC.
Helen Mirren snapped a pic of Whoopi Goldberg speaking to the crowd in New York City.
Billy On The Street host Billy Eichner made some new friends at the LA protest.
Comedian Chris Rock encouraged his followers to fight the power.
Fight the power . pic.twitter.com/P1KOGyvFRk
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) January 21, 2017
Ariana Grande marched with her grandmother and friends.
Rihanna voiced her pro-choice support during Saturday’s march.
One celeb that was noticeably absent from Saturday’s march was Taylor Swift. The pop singer posted a tweet supporting the march, but was criticized by many fans and media outlets for not physically participating.
Swift has already drawn criticism following her silence on the 2016 election, with many other pop stars, including Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, speaking publicly about their support for Hillary Clinton.
For the woman who inadvertently started the ‘squad’ movement, her fear of losing fans by sharing her politicial views appears to be outweighing her fight for women’s rights.
So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched. I’m proud to be a woman today, and every day. #WomensMarch
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 21, 2017