“ the most stunning display of dissent in modern American history”
Michael Corcoran

The numbers say otherwise. At least 400 marches took place in North America alone. The Women’s March spread to 80 other countries, with worldwide participation estimated at nearly 5 million. All of this over the course of two days.

By contrast, the Occupy encampments had anywhere from 1,000 to 15,000 participants, with the largest protest, the 2012 May Day march on Wall Street, drawing anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 marchers. In fact, turnout was lower than expected because the march was held on a work day.

This is all from Wikipedia, so take these numbers with a grain of salt. What made the Women’s March so stunning is that so many people were concentrated in so many places at a single time, for a single purpose: to oppose the legitimacy and fitness of the most powerful figure in the world.

I agree that Wall Street is the more pernicious problem. But the erosion and repeal of financial regulatory instruments (such as Glass-Steagall, and perhaps Dodd-Frank) starts and ends at the White House.

Also, fuck the Patriots :)

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