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Washington D.C — 2:59 p.m.

By Ashwini Sivaganesh and James Evan Bowen-Gaddy / News Staff

January 21, 2017


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The march is underway in Washington D.C. and was rerouted away from the White House. Secret service estimates one million people are taking part in the Women's March. There's currently disagreement about which way to continue at 17th and H Street.

Washington D.C. — 1:54 p.m.

By Theo Schwarz and John Hamilton / Visual Staff

January 21, 2017


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Here's an update from Washington D.C. about the start of the march: The procession was scheduled to start at 1:15 p.m, but by 1 p.m., there were too many people to fit on Independence Ave. The entire street was packed for the first mile of the planned procession route. At the one mile mark, a...

Washington D.C. — 1:45 p.m.

By John Hamilton

January 21, 2017


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In front of the capitol @ThePittNews pic.twitter.com/54GApQa22s — John Hamilton (@jham1496) January 21, 2017   ...

East Liberty, Pittsburgh — 1:27 p.m.

By Rebecca Peters / Staff Writer

January 21, 2017


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Rebecca Peters reports live from the Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional Rally and March in East Liberty, Pittsburgh. Jen Petrus, 48, of Pittsburgh, marched in the Intersectional March to "show the racism and oppression here" on Penn Ave. @ThePittNews pic.twitter.com/jNZGU5HWZ2 — rebecca (@pet...

Washington D.C. — 1:09 p.m.

By James Evan Bowen-Gaddy / Staff Writer

January 21, 2017


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People are funneling out of the metro with signs held high, chanting as if the march has already begun. Along Seventh Avenue, at the center of the National Mall, marchers are packed tightly together, holding onto one another's jackets so they don't get separated from their friends and family. Off...

Washington D.C. — 12:21 p.m.

By Stephen Caruso / Online Visual Editor

January 21, 2017


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Aisha Alexis, Rachel Petit-Hamme, Landrise Felix and Yaminah Watson are all friends from around New York State. They drove to the protest together and are waiting  in line at the D.C. Metro's College Park station. Alexis said, at around 3 a.m. this morning, they saw "cars full of women" which was...

Downtown, Pittsburgh — 11:57 a.m.

By Jordan Mondell / Layout Editor

January 21, 2017


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Pitt graduate Claire Eckroate came to the Women's March in response to the "shocking support of hatred" in the 2016 election @ThePittNews pic.twitter.com/L3g4E3U9Cs— Jordan Mondell (@snoredan) January 21, 2017 ...

Downtown, Pittsburgh — 11:44 a.m.

By Jordan Model / Layout Editor

January 21, 2017


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Organizer of @womensmarchpgh Diana Fletcher states around 4,300 were registered to attend march, she estimates 5,000 turned out @ThePittNews— Jordan Mondell (@snoredan) January 21, 2017 ...

Washington D.C. — 11:41 a.m.

By John Hamilton / Visual Editor

January 21, 2017


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That's a lot of people #WomensMarch @ThePittNews pic.twitter.com/ZnUosMStgx— John Hamilton (@jham1496) January 21, 2017 ...

Washington D.C. — 11:39 p.m.

By Stephen Caruso / Online Visual Editor

January 21, 2017


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Arcely Coronado, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is in D.C. with her friend Elliot. She's here to "stand up for my rights as a 1st generation American" and a women. Coronado said she knew no Trump supporters, except "possibly my dad" but she didn't ask because, "I didn't want to know." Buy now she say "we ne...

Downtown, Pittsburgh — 10:56 a.m.

January 21, 2017


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Eliza Ross, left, and Chloe Coltharp came to the march because "the president that was just elected does not respect women" @ThePittNews pic.twitter.com/6CdkbbA7vb— Jordan Mondell (@snoredan) January 21, 2017 ...

Washington D.C. — 10:53 a.m.

By James Evan Bowen-Gaddy / Senior Staff Writer

January 21, 2017


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The line at the University of Maryland's metro station is winding up the stairs and out onto the sidewalk. Pink hats fill the crowd — a change of pace from the red hats of yesterday. The metro cars are filling up with students, parents, families and solo travelers from all over the country. Payne...

Downtown, Pittsburgh — 10:48 a.m.

By Jordan Mondell / Layout Editor

January 21, 2017


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Women gather in Downton Pittsburgh for one of two marches taking place in the city. One of the protesters, Diane Brunke, said, "I'm just here to support other women." ...

Washington D.C. — 10:16 a.m.

By Elizabeth Lepro / Editor in Chief

January 21, 2017


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Speakers are taking to the stage to talk to the women who are marching on Washington. America Ferrera, a 32-year-old actress, said to the crowd, "the president is not America. His cabinet is not America. Congress is not America. We are America." Speakers are about to start at Third and Independence. The...

Washington D.C. — 8:15 a.m.

January 21, 2017


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John Hamilton, TPN's visual editor, is getting an early start for the Women's March in D.C. In addition to that one, Pittsburgh will be having two — one starting in Downtown Pittsburgh and another starting in East Liberty. DC- Metro at Friendship Heights before the #WomensMarch @ThePittNews pic.t...

Washington D.C. — Inauguration Day roundup

January 20, 2017


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Here's are a few moments from today's coverage. TPN will continue to report from Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh tomorrow during the Women's Marches. Protesters gather outside the Archives in anticipation of Trump's inauguration @ThePittNews pic.twitter.com/xnwd84RUv5— Lauren Rosenblatt (@LRos...

Washington D.C. — 2:48 p.m.

By John Hamilton / Visual Editor

January 20, 2017


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Black suburban with sirens just drove through the crowd on 13th and K in Washington D.C. Protesters threw brick at the rear window of the vehicle.

Washington D.C. — 2:41 p.m.

January 20, 2017


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@ThePittNews pic.twitter.com/DQKRSnTWr4— John Hamilton (@jham1496) January 20, 2017 ...

Washington D.C. — 2:39 p.m.

By John Hamilton / Visual Editor

January 20, 2017


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@ThePittNews pic.twitter.com/DQKRSnTWr4— John Hamilton (@jham1496) January 20, 2017 ...

Washington D.C. — 2:31 p.m.

January 20, 2017


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The anti-fascist bloc has run into police at 12 and K streets in downtown Washington D.C. The group's goal was to disrupt the Inauguration Day. Rocks are flying from the protesters as the police respond with stun grenades. From our reporter John Hamilton, as he reports from the Disrupt J20 protest...

August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh — 2:16 p.m.

By Alexis Carter / Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


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A little over 50 people sat in the August Wilson Center to listen to Sala Udin. Udin, who received a Presidential Pardon from former President Barack Obama, opened the floor to comments from the audience about what Obama’s legacy meant to them. Nisha Gupta, a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology...

Washington D.C. — 1:58 p.m.

By Stephen Caruso / Online Visual Editor

January 20, 2017


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Trump's presidency couldn't have come any sooner for Guido Kaiser. "I got laid off yesterday," he said. The 52 year old travelled from outside Philly for his first inauguration. He hopes a Trump presidency will help manufacturing thrive in the US again by cutting regulations and supporting better...

Charity Randall Theatre, Pittsburgh — 1:02 p.m.

By Amanda Reed / Assistant News Editor

January 20, 2017


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The cast of "Hair" took to the stage during their Cabaret for Peace inauguration event at the Charity Randall Theatre. The cast sang song like "Aquarius," "Hair" and "Let the sun shine in." According to senior social work major Kristen West, who organized the concert, the cast was comforted by...

Freedom Center, Pittsburgh — 12:57 p.m.

By Rebecca Peters / Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


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After protesting every weekend during the Bush Administration, Ringa Sunn of Squirrel Hill is no stranger to political demonstrations. "We're here for ourselves," Sunn, 33, said. "After a series of terrible things, Trump's election is the crown jewel." Sunn printed buttons reading "Not My President"...

Freedom Center, Pittsburgh — 12:09 p.m.

By Rebecca Peters / Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


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Shawn Dalton of Homewood believes that the United States of America must unite to protect marginalized populations. "Any section that feels divided divides all of America," Dalton, 62, said. Dalton volunteers as part of One PA, an organization that works to promote civil rights. "We, as members...

Washington D.C. — 12:00 p.m

January 20, 2017


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Donald John Trump is officially the 45th president of the United States of America

Washington D.C. — 11:43 a.m.

By Stephen Caruso / Online Visual Editor

January 20, 2017


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Within the confines of the penned of mall, crowds are calm — a mix of supporters, low voltage protesters and those who are simply interested in the process of American democracy. View from where I'm standing of Capitol with @evanbowengaddy pic.twitter.com/0QaNomvRaA — Stephen Caruso (@Stephe...

Washington D.C. — 10:38 a.m.

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Managing Editor

January 20, 2017


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Joe Iwasyk and Matthew Weiss, both first-year students at the University of Pennsylvania, decided they were coming to the inauguration a week ago with a school sponsored trip. They said most of the students on the bus were protesters and, as conservatives, they felt like a monitory on campus. "I wouldn't...

Washington D.C. — 10:33 a.m.

By Stephen Caruso / Online Visual Editor

January 20, 2017


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Paula Sims, 59, is at her fourth inauguration today — her first being Reagan in 1980. A Newark, Delaware resident, she's here with her daughter, Catie Campbell, 18, and her friend Shirl Schanzenbach, 56. All three supported Trump. Sims, who is self employed, said she's in Washington D.C. because...

Washington D.C. — 10:24 a.m.

By James Evan Bowen-Gaddy / Senior Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


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The National Mall is beginning to fill up and looks like a sea of red hats. Vendors walk up and down the crowds selling Trump hats, pins and flags. Halfway down the Mall, at Seventh Street, people are becoming agitated with the military security, who stop  the crowds from crossing the street, where...

Washington D.C. — 10:02 a.m.

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Managing Editor

January 20, 2017


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Mikael Mattosian, a CMU grad student, and Manjot Singh, a Coro fellow in Pittsburgh, left for Washington D.C. from Pittsburgh at one this morning to join the protest with Answer Coalition — which stands for Act Now Stop War End Racism. Singh said he looked at a children's book titled How to Exp...

Washington D.C. — 9:56 a.m.

By Stephen Caruso / Online Visual Editor

January 20, 2017


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According to one cop, Metropolitan Police have been on duty since 4 a.m. this morning working crowd control outside the Mall. Many law enforcement officials on duty also seem to not know specifics on where and how spectators can gain entrance. Whether the rain or the size, the event isn't as hyped-up...

Washington D.C. — 9:20 a.m.

January 20, 2017


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The National Mall filling up for president-elect Trump's inauguration. @ThePittNews pic.twitter.com/pEYyfU9k0F — Evan BG (@evanbowengaddy) January 20, 2017 ...

Washington D.C. — 7:49 a.m.

January 20, 2017


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Matt Moret, The Pitt New's online engagement editor, talked to some protesters on their way to the National Mall, and this is what they had to say. "The future is queer, Donald Trump get out of here!" Protestors marched to the entrance of general admission gate outside the National Mall. pic.twit...

Washington D.C. — 7:29 a.m.

January 20, 2017


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The scene this morning as John Hamilton, our visual editor, makes his way to the Capitol Building for Donald Trump's Inauguration. A few early morning protests in DC @ThePittNews pic.twitter.com/VJaqD8daUh — John Hamilton (@jham1496) January 20, 2017 ...

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