List of protest marches on Washington, D.C.
The following is a list of protest marches on Washington, D.C.
- August 28, 1963 - March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. March at which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his I Have A Dream speech. 250,000 march.
- April 17, 1965 - March Against the Vietnam War. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held its first anti-Vietnam War protest rally in Washington. 25,000 attend.
- November 27 1965 - Another March Against the Vietnam War.
- May 16 1966 - Another March Against the Vietnam War.
- October 22, 1967 - March on the Pentagon. Major march to protest the Vietnam War.
- January 15, 1968 - Jeannette Rankin brigade. Called for withdrawal of troops from Vietnam.
- November 15, 1969 - National Mobilization to End the War. Vietnam Moratorium.600,000 demonstrate against the war in Vietnam.
- May 9, 1970 - Kent State/Cambodia Incursion Protest. A week after the Kent State shootings, a 100,000 demonstrators converged on Washington to protest the shootings and President Richard Nixon's incursion into Cambodia.
- April 19, 1971 - Operation Dewey Canyon Three by the Vietnam Veterans against the War. Over 2,000 veterans camp on the Mall, protest all over the city. John Kerry testifies in front of Senate.
- April 24, 1971 - Vietnam War Out Now rally. 500,000 call for end to Vietnam War.
- May 3, 1971 - 1971 May Day Protests. Mass action by Vietnam anti-war militants to shut down the federal government.
- January 20, 1973, Anti-war protest demonstration. Includes the Yippie-Zippie RAT float & SDS "March Against Racism & the War" contingent.
- January 22, 1973-2008 - March for Life. Pro-life demonstration held annually on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade
- April 27, 1974 - Ten thousand marched in Washington, D.C., calling for impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon.
- July 11, 1978 - Thousands of Native Americans finish their 3200 miles long Longest Walk from San Francisco, rallying at the Mall for religious freedom for traditional American Indians and against eleven drafts discussed at the Congress, and considered anti-Indian by native community. Soon, all eleven projects are dropped, and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 is passed.
- February 5, 1979 - Tractorcade. 6000 family farmers drove their tractors to Washington D.C. to protest American farm policy.
- October 14, 1979 - National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. First such march on Washington drew 100,000 gay men and lesbians to demand equal civil rights.
- September 19, 1981, Solidarity Day march. AFL-CIO organized march to protest Reagan Administration labor and domestic policies. 260,000 march.
- November 27, 1982 - Washington Anti-Klan protest 1982.
- March 1 to November 15, 1986 - The Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament. From Los Angeles, California to Washington D.C. (a.k.a. The Great Peace March) to raise awareness of the growing danger of nuclear proliferation and to advocate for complete, verifiable elimination of nuclear weapons from the earth.
- October 11, 1987 - Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The second such march on Washington drew 500,000 gay men and women to protest for equal civil rights and to demand government action in the fight against AIDS.
- January 19 and 26, 1991 - Dual Marches against the Gulf War. The National Campaign for Peace in the Middle East estimated 250,000 attended the March on the 26th, but the National Park Service estimated attendance at 75,000. The March on the 19th was estimated at 25,000.
- April 25, 1993 - March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation. Organizers estimated 1,000,000 attended the March, but the National Park Service estimated attendance at 300,000.
- October 16, 1995 - Million Man March.
- October 12, 1996 - Immigrant Rights March - First national march in D.C. for equal rights for immigrants.
- April 16, 2000 - Supporting march for the A16 street blockades of an IMF/World Bank meeting.
- April 30, 2000 - Millennium March on Washington. Controversial LBGT political rally.
- Fall, 2000 - TheCall DC for God's move in this nation- 400,000 gathered.
- May 14, 2000 - Million Mom March. March against gun violence.
- September 26, 2000 - Brides March Against Domestic Violence. Demonstration of several women in wedding dresses marching to raise domestic violence awareness.
- September 29, 2001 - Originally an Anti-Capitalist Convergence-organized protest to counter planned World Bank and IMF meetings, many protesters backed out after the World Bank and IMF cancelled their meetings in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The protest was turned into the first of several protests against the invasion of Afghanistan, the first major action of the post-September 11 anti-war movement.
- October 26, 2002 - First of numerous protests against the Iraq War in Washington, attended by over 100,000 people.
- January 18, 2003 - Anti-war demonstration on the National Mall; between 100,000 and 200,000 in attendance.
- April 25, 2004 - March for Women's Lives - pro-choice march; between 800,000 and 1,100,000.
- October 17, 2004 - Million Worker March.
- January 20, 2005 - Counter-inaugural protests. Demonstrations against George W. Bush's second inauguration.
- September 24, 2005 - Anti-War in Iraq protest
- October 15, 2005 - Millions More Movement. March to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Million Man March.
- March 6, 2006 - ProjectMARCH. March for colon cancer screening for all adults
- January 27, 2007 - January 27, 2007 anti-war protest sponsored by United for Peace and Justice
- March 17, 2007 - March 17, 2007 anti-war protest. March against the Iraq War sponsored by ANSWER Coalition.
- June 10, 2007 - June 10, 2007 anti-Israeli occupation protest. Rally and march against the Israeli occupation of Palestine for peace and anti-violence.
- September 15, 2007 - September 15, 2007 anti-war protest. March against the Iraq War sponsored by ANSWER Coalition.
- October 19-20, 2007 - October Rebellion. Series of demonstrations protesting the policies of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
- March 19, 2008 - March 19, 2008 anti-war protest
- April 19, 2008, National Socialist Movement protest march against illegal immigration.
- July 11, 2008 - hundreds of the Longest Walk 2 participants and supporters from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Poland, and many Native American nations finish their 8000 miles walk from Alcatraz Island in San Francisco to Washington, D.C. Walkers, gathered to "protect sacred sites", "defend human rights", and "clean Mother Earth" by the AIM co-founder Dennis Banks and other native leaders, present their Manifesto for a Change to Rep. John Conyers at the Capitol Hill. Two days of pow-wow and concerts at the Mall follow.
- July 12, 2008, Revolution March Rally and march protesting numerous violations of the US Constitution due to the Iraq Invasion, Federal Reserve, IRS, and the many policies of the Bush Administration. Over 10,000 people marched, participated in the rally, and enjoyed the musical guests. Keynote speaker: Ron Paul, Guest Speakers: Naomi Wolf, G. Edward Griffin, Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Chuck Baldwin, and more
- July 19, 2008 - Over 9000 Anonymous March. Protest at the Lincoln Memorial by Anonymous against the Church of Scientology.
- Barber, Lucy G. Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002. ISBN 0-520-22713-1