Washington D.C. Sees More Parking Permit Requests for Women's March Than For Trump's Inauguration

More people are applying for parking permits for the Women's March in the political capital than for the Inauguration and we're biting our fists

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You know that feeling when you see or hear about something that is so awkward, you have a physical reaction, like goosebumps across your skin or the need to imitate that straight-smiling emoji?

Well, that's what we're feeling right now because it's thought the inauguration is about to be upstaged by the Women's March on Washington next week.

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Trump, did you hear that? You've been trumped by your own country.

According to Charles Allen, a councilman representative in the state capital, told The Washington Post that at least 1,200 buses have applied for special permit parking at RFK Stadium for the march on 21 January.

Meanwhile, a measly 200 buses have requested the same permit for the day of Trump's inauguration the day before.

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Oh, and by the way, the RFK stadium – the main location for the parking of buses for the momentous occasion – can hold up to 1,300 buses so for anyone who is attending Trump's inauguration, you'll have plenty of space to lunge, wave your arms about or run around because hardly anyone will be there.

Silver lining?

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The National Park Service also revealed that nearly 30 protest groups have been given permits for Trump's Inauguration Day, which is four times more than the usual amount granted for the political occasion.

Oh, by the power of Zeus, make this cringeworthy news stop.

According to the Women's March on Washington Facebook page, 186,000 people are attending and another 253,000 are interested in marching with their fellow men and women to 'stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection' of their rights.

The event page description reads: 'This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up.

'We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all,' it adds.

Well, we know which event we'd rather attend.

The ELLE team will be joining the Women's March on London on 21 January to show our support and unity with the American people. Please join us.

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