Turns out a lot more people than expected walked the streets of St. Paul Saturday for one of the many Women's Marches going on across the U.S.
St. Paul Police say 90,000 to 100,000 people turned out for the Minnesota march. That's significantly more than the 30,000 people who RSVP'd on Facebook, and the 20,000 more who said they were "interested" in going.
And people thought Friday's anti-Trump march through Minneapolis was pretty big – it attracted 2,000 people.
According to the Facebook event, people are marching "because the rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us... We march and stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families."
And the march isn't just for women. Anyone who believes in the cause is welcome to join.
The event started at 10 a.m., at St. Paul College. And the march set off from there around 11 a.m. The group made it to the south side of the State Capitol around noon. Until 2:30 p.m., they plan to rally. There will be entertainment and speakers, like Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges. You can check out the list here.
GoMN was there and we Snapchatted our way through the march. Check it out:
Where did all these people come from?
People came from all over the state to participate in the march. And they really had to pack into Metro Transit trains. In a tweet, Metro Transit said it had to bring out extra trains and busses.
Attendees had all sorts of reasons for going out. Many carried signs saying they're concerned about reproductive rights. Others stood up for LGBTQ rights, and voiced concern about climate change, among other things.
You can see a lot on Twitter, check out #WomensMarchMN.
That's not even all the marches going on.
And the marches aren't just in the United States. The Women's March website says more than 670 marches were planned across the globe – from Australia and Saudi Arabia, to a ship off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Not everyone's a fan
There is definitely some controversy with the movement.
Some people – including women – have said they simply don't get exactly what people are trying to accomplish. Some women who aren't involved in the marches oppose the name "Women's March" since it implies this is something all women stand for.