Protesters at women's march may out-number people attending Trump inauguration

More than 180,000 people are set to attend the march

Protesters at women's march may out-number people attending Trump inauguration

Workers walk along scaffolding on Capitol Hill, Washington as construction continues on the platform for the swearing-in of President-elect Donald Trump | Image: Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP/Press Association Images

Far more buses have applied for parking to attend a women's march in Washington DC the day after Donald Trump's inauguration than have applied to attend the inauguration itself.

NBC4 reports that about nine times more permits to park tour buses have been requested for the Women's March on Washington on January 21st.

DC Councilmember Charles Allen said about 200 permits were requested for the inauguration on Friday, January 20th.

While the city has reportedly received about 1,800 permits for the following day, January 21st.

According to the event's Facebook page, more than 180,000 people are set to attend the march.

Image: Facebook/Women's March on Washington

In a statement, the Women's March on Washington says: "The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonised, and threatened many of us - women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault.

"We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

"In the spirit of democracy and honouring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore.

"The Women's March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights."