The turnout for the March for Our Lives, held on Saturday, March 24th in Washington D.C., exceeded that of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, according to multiple sources.
The student-led demonstration, following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, had a crowd size of 800,000—and this doesn't even take into account the 800 similar rallies in support of the D.C. march that took place simultaneously throughout the United States and across the world that day.
With an estimated 2 million marching just across the United States, some are calling it the largest student protest in American history.
According to MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff:
Though there were some naysayers downplaying the crowd size, there was a large number of credible sources assuring that it was not "fake news."
As reported by Senior Advisor and National Spokeswoman for MoveOn.org, Karine Jean-Pierre:
After the big stink Trump made about his inauguration day crowd size, Twitter had no problem celebrating the higher numbers:
Exactly...and nobody would care or even discuss it if DT hadn’t made such a fool of himself with an obvious proveable lie. The beginning of his fact free admin.— Cheap Seats View (@SeatsCheap) March 25, 2018
Compare it to Times Sq on New Year's Eve where they routinely estimate over a million. This was MUCH MORE. Stop under estimating the size of this movement!— Rita Louie (@RitaJ2011) March 25, 2018
In an interview with Vox, professor of crowd science at Manchester Metropolitan University Keith Still estimated Trump's crowd size between 300,000 and 600,000. And the New York Times placed it as one-third of the size of Obama’s record-breaking 1.8 million.
This just about says it all: