Counting Participants In Women’s Rights Marches; Audio Excerpt
As people turned out for women’s rights rallies from coast to coast on Saturday, University of Connecticut political scientist Jeremy Pressman wondered just how many people were taking part. Pressman, working with colleague Erica Chenoweth at the University of Denver, endeavored to come up with an accurate tally. Using news reports, eyewitness accounts and other sources, they’ve estimated that between 3.3 million and 4.6 million people participated in the demonstrations at more than 500 locations across the country. An estimated 10,000 turned for a rally at the Capitol in Hartford on Saturday.