Hundreds of Thousands of Marchers Flood the National Mall
Women’s March participants in Washington, D.C. exceed predictions

Protesters march up 14th Street past the Washington Monument holding signs during the Women's March on Washington on Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

A District of Columbia official estimated a crowd size of more than half a million people for the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, according to the Associated Press. The march, organized to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump that took place Friday at the Capitol, was originally expected to garner a crowd of 100,000 to 200,000, according to media reports.

Images of long lines at Metro stations filled social media for several hours leading up to the original 1 p.m. ET march start time (though formal speakers and events began at 10 a.m.).

Hundreds of D.C. Students Protest Trump Election
Social media helps spread word of school walkouts

Hundreds of Washington, D.C.-area high school students swarm the plaza of the U.S. Supreme Court as they march through the nation’s capital on Tuesday to protest the election of Donald Trump as President. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Hundreds of high school students walked out of their D.C.-area schools Tuesday afternoon to protest the election of President-elect Donald Trump. 

Their protest began at the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Pennsylvania Avenue, before heading to Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court steps.

Watch Live: Democrats Stage House Floor Sit-In On Gun Vote

(Courtesy Chellie Pingree/Twitter)

House Democrats are staging an ongoing chamber sit-in, calling for further debate and a vote on gun control issues.  

WATCH LIVE The chamber cameras, which are under control of the House leadership, are not showing the sit-in. Those cameras are also what feeds C-SPAN.  

Capitol Police End Another Lunchtime Wage Protest
Dirksen cafeteria protesters called for higher wages for contract workers

Sister Marge Clark, center, leads a prayer during the Dirksen cafeteria protest. (Courtesy Good Job Nation's Twitter page)

Protesters took over the salad bar area of the Dirksen Senate Office Building cafeteria on Tuesday to again demand a $15 per hour minimum wage, and a union for federal contract workers.  

In what is becoming a weekly event, Good Jobs Nation, an advocacy group for low-wage workers, joined NETWORK, a Catholic social justice organization, in their protest on Tuesday.  

Wage Protest Delays Lunch in Dirksen
Bend the Arc protesters demanded higher wages for cafeteria workers

Protesters declared their efforts a success after disrupting lunch for Senate staffers. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Just as the lunch rush began in the Dirksen Senate Office Building cafeteria, protesters broke through to demand a $15 per hour minimum wage and a union for federal contract workers.  

Bend the Arc Jewish Action, an advocacy group for progressive domestic policies, was on Capitol Hill Tuesday for National Lobby Day and about 200 protesters marched through the cafeteria.