If you are going to see the inauguration, be careful of all the protesters that are supposedly coming as well. Also pack your winter, waterproof jacket, there are going to be a lot of falling tears from snowflakes.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration, but hundreds of thousands of protesters are also expected in Washington next week to vent their frustration over his election win.
Demonstrations are scheduled across the United States, but the focal point of anti-Trump ire will be in the nation’s capital, where a small minority — several thousand — have pledged to disrupt the January 20 inauguration ceremony.
The main protest will come the following day at 10:00 am (1500 GMT) — the Women’s March on Washington, which is backed by celebrity A-list participants including Katy Perry, Julianne Moore, Cher and Scarlett Johansson.
It all began with a simple Facebook post from Hawaii grandmother and retired lawyer Teresa Shook to about 40 of her friends.
Word traveled quickly, and eventually made it to the pro-Hillary Clinton Facebook group Pantsuit Nation, which has nearly four million members.
Now, nearly 190,000 people have said on Facebook they will attend. Another 250,000 said they were interested.
“We expect elected leaders to act to protect the rights of women, their families and their communities,” organizers said in a statement.
Of course, a mass turnout is no guarantee, especially with temperatures often glacial in mid-January.
But at least 1,200 buses have asked for parking permits at Washington’s RFK Stadium for the protest day — compared with just a few hundred for Inauguration Day.