More than 150,000 people are expected to march on downtown Saturday for the Los Angeles Women's March organized in response to President Donald Trump’s surprise election.
One of the largest women’s marches taking place around the nation, the event aims to “unify and empower everyone who stands for women’s rights, human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all.”
Though billed as a non-partisan and peaceful event, the march is expected feature no shortage of protests directed at the new president and his agenda, which reportedly includes the elimination of all grants managed by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
To handles the crowds, Metro will add service and beef up security for Saturday's Women's March in downtown Los Angeles, with organizers expecting up to 150,000 people, including numerous celebrities.
The march from Pershing Square to City Hall is set to begin at 10 a.m.
About 74,000 people indicated they would attend and another 70,000 expressed interest in attending, according to event's Facebook page.
The event, among the largest local versions across the country of a similar march and rally planned for Saturday in Washington, D.C., will be preceded by about an hour of sign and speech making.
The rally at City Hall -- which will feature entertainment, more speakers, informational booths and food trucks - is expected to end at 4 p.m.
Between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Metro will run six-car trains on the Red and Purple lines and three-car trains on the Blue, Expo and Gold lines.
Trains on the Blue and Gold lines will remain at 12-minute weekend frequencies and trains on the Green Line will remain at their usual 15-minute intervals, according to Metro.
Staff will be on hand to assist patrons at stations in North Hollywood, Santa Monica and Culver City and at Union Station in the morning.
"Metro personnel will move to Pershing Square and Civic Center stations to help riders with afternoon departures," according to a Metro statement.
"Security will be in place at downtown stations near the event. Metro also is coordinating with law enforcement to ensure resources are in place to assist patrons, if necessary."
Riders are advised to buy $1 reusable TAP cards and load them with fares in advance.
Round-trip fares are available for $3.50 and day passes good for unlimited travel throughout the day on multiple lines can be purchased for $7.

  • Alexandra Billings
  • Alfre Woodard
  • Amy Ziering
  • Brandy
  • Camryn Manheim
  • Chad Lowe
  • Cheri Oteri
  • Christine Lahti
  • Christina Applegate
  • Cybill Shepherd
  • Daryl Hannah
  • Debbie Allen
  • Frances Fisher
  • Helen Hunt
  • Idina Menzel
  • Jackson Browne
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Jane Fonda
  • Jennifer Grey
  • Jennifer Lewis
  • JoBeth Williams
  • Jodie Sweetin
  • Kathy Bates
  • Keegan Michael Key
  • Kim Painter
  • Lance Bass
  • Laura Dern
  • Laverne Cox
  • Anjelica Huston
  • Annabeth Gish
  • Ariana Grande
  • Lisa Ann Walter
  • Lisa Ling
  • Mandy Moore
  • Marcia Gay Harden
  • Mary McDonnell
  • Melina Kanakaredes
  • Melissa Manchester
  • Michael Nouri
  • Moby
  • Nancy Grahn
  • Nia Vardalos
  • Regina Spektor
  • Ricki Lake
  • Rosanna Arquette
  • Rowan Blanchard
  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Sarah Rue
  • Sasha Farber
  • Seidah Garrett
  • Sharon Lawrence
  • Shepard Fairey
  • Terra Jole
  • Thelma Houston
  • Yvette Nicole Brown

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