Women's March demonstrations around the United States: PHOTOS

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
A demonstrator holds a sign during the Young Women's March at Federal Plaza on January 19, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
Demonstrators gather during the Young Women's March at Federal Plaza on January 19, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
A demonstrator attends the 2019 Women's March Los Angeles on January 19, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.
A demonstrator attends the 2019 Women's March Los Angeles on January 19, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.
Tony Pigford of Denver holds the sign during the Women's March on Denver at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver. January 19, 2019.
The Women'€™s March on Denver begin assembling at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver. January 19, 2019.
Demonstrators rally at Pershing Square during the Women's March in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
Demonstrators hold signs during the Women's March in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
Women with "Music Changing Lives" rally at the Women's March in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
Demonstrators gather at Pershing Square during the start of the Women's March in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.=
Demonstrators march with photos of people who died as a result of gun violence during the Women's March Alliance, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in New York.
Co-president of the 2019 Women's March Tamika Mallory, center, joins other demonstrators on Pennsylvania Avenue during the Women's March in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
Demonstrators hold banners as they march on Pennsylvania Avenue during the Women's March in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
Demonstrators march past the Trump International Hotel and Tower during the Women's March Alliance, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in New York.
Demonstrators hold up their banners as they march on Pennsylvania Avenue during the Women's March in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
Demonstrators march on Pennsylvania Ave. during the Women's March in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
Demonstrators march past the Trump International Hotel and Tower during the Women's March Alliance, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in New York.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during the Women's March Alliance, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in New York.
Demonstrators hold up signs during the Women's March in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
Demonstrators hold up signs during the Women's March in New York on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
A group holds up signs at Freedom Plaza during the Women's March in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
A group holds up signs at Freedom Plaza during the Women's March in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
A group holds up signs at Freedom Plaza during the Women's March in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
A group holds up signs at Freedom Plaza during the Women's March in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
A group holds up signs at Freedom Plaza during the Women's March in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
A group holds up signs at Freedom Plaza during the Women's March in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
Participants take part in a women's rally in lower Manhattan on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in New York.
Demonstrators march on Pennsylvania Ave. during the Women's March in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
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A demonstrator holds a sign during the Young Women's March at Federal Plaza on January 19, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Demonstrators hit the streets in cities around the country Saturday for the third annual Women's March.

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people in the nation's capital. The exact size of the turnout remains subject to a politically charged debate, but it's generally regarded as the largest Washington protest since the Vietnam era.

Organizers in Washington this year submitted a permit application estimating that up to 500,000 people would participate. The actual turnout was expected to be far lower due to inclement weather and controversy that arose after one of the movement's founders accused the four main leaders of the national march organization of anti-Semitism.

Demonstrators hit the streets Saturday in cities across the country for the third annual Women's March.

The four march organizers have denied the charge, but one has publicly expressed regret that they were not "faster and clearer in helping people understand our values."

Despite pleas for unity, an alternate march has sprung up in protest and planned a parallel rally in New York on Saturday a few blocks away from the official New York Women's March protest.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.