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01/22/2017 02:31 pm ET Updated Jan 22, 2017

Women's March Was The Second-Busiest Day In History Of Washington, D.C., Metro

The first was Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009.

WASHINGTON ― The Washington, D.C., metro system saw its second-busiest day ever Saturday when hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the Women’s March. 

People took 1,001,613 rides Saturday, according to NBC4. For President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009, the metro system had its highest ridership, with 1.12 million trips.

The count was significantly lower on Friday, the day President Donald Trump held his inauguration festivities. There were approximately 600,000 trips that day.

On Saturday morning, people on social media posted reports of crowded metro stations as marchers tried to get downtown for the event. 

There’s no official number on how many people came to the Women’s March, although organizers estimated Saturday that half a million people would turn out ― double their initial count. 

People filled the Capitol South metro station Saturday.
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People filled the Capitol South metro station Saturday.
The Metro Center station was crowded for the Women's March on Saturday.
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The Metro Center station was crowded for the Women's March on Saturday.

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