A day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, millions nationwide and around the world marched in support of women's rights.
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• Hundreds of thousands at Los Angeles march alone
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Metro trains were jammed to capacity Saturday morning as tens of thousands descended on Pershing Square in downtown L.A. for the women’s march.
Erica Zeitlin said she caught the Expo Line in Santa Monica but it took nearly an hour before there was a train available with enough space to accommodate passengers.
“Metro could have put on 10 times as many trains and they’d be busy,” she said. “The platforms are packed.”
They were so packed that some Culver City passengers said they had to travel west to Santa Monica before they were able to board a downtown-bound train.
Passenger Angela Duffy said the Culver City station was so packed she decided to walk to the Palms Station. But that station was also crowded, so her group headed to the Santa Monica station.
“It is worth doing it to stand with my fellow women in solidarity,” Duffy said. “Change needs to happen … if I just sat at home because I didn’t want to get into the crowds, I would not be standing up for what I believe in.”
“Ready, happy, thrilled!” yelled the jubilant crowd.