Photos and video of the Women’s March on Denver, which brought tens of thousands to Civic Center

Thousands of demonstrators have arrived in Civic Center for the Women’s March on Denver. Follow here for live updates.

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The day after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump — and a large protest march through downtown Denver — the long-planned Women’s March on Denver brought thousands of demonstrators to Civic Center. Organizers initially told some news outlets that they believe 60,000 people were present, but by early afternoon, speakers told the crowd they’d reached 200,000.

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The Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The march, which drew thousands of people hours before the announced start time of 9:30 a.m., became by 10:30 a complete circuit, with the first marchers arriving at the end of the route with other marchers still just starting across Civic Center Park.

The end and start of the Denver Women’s March, Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The end and start of the Denver Women’s March, Jan. 21, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Here is the route they marched:

Here’s a 360-degree look at the crowd on the north side of Civic Center around 9:30:

The stated purpose of the march included sending a message to President Trump that women want to maintain reproductive rights, that the marchers embrace diversity and shun hateful and racist rhetoric and actions, and that all people should be treated equally.

The Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Civic Center Park is filled during the Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Civic Center Park is filled during the Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Here’s Colorado Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran addressing the crowd.

Here’s a view from the balcony of the Denver Post building:

EARLIER: Our live stream held up for a while, but service has been spotty in the massive crowds.

David Hughes and his seven-year-old daughter Ruby walk in the Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

David Hughes and his seven-year-old daughter Ruby. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Kris Montoya stands at Civic Center Park during the Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Kris Montoya stands at Civic Center Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Srinath Vadlamani and his daughter Samia in the Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Srinath Vadlamani marches with his daughter Samia on his shoulders. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Mayor Michael Hancock and his companions laugh in unison during the Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Mayor Michael Hancock and his companions laugh in unison. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Michelle Huggins and Sam Miller march in the Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Michelle Huggins and Sam Miller march down 17th Street. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Drummers lad the Women’s March on Denver out of Civic Center Park. Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Drummers lad the Women’s March on Denver out of Civic Center Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Thousands march downtown for the Women's March on Denver. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Thousands march downtown for the Women's March on Denver. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)