On the 21st of January, the Women’s March, was declared by organizers to be the largest Inaugural protest in history, outdrawing Trump’s “orange man” inaugural the day before. It was so but the orignal march route on the Mall was filled with rallygoers, forcing cancellation of the originally planned march. As a result,unoffical marches went past the White House, shut down Chinatown, and generally took over nearby streets.
Some other parts of downtown DC were nearly empty of traffic, seeming like a ghost town north of L st or so. The area of Franklin Square Park where one of the big battles was fought (over a bonfire) the previous day had no battle damage visible from 14th St.
The “unoffiical” march past the White House
The view down 15th St where either another march or just crowds leaving the rally crossed the march past the White House
Earlier: Chuck Mode photo of crowd going to the Women’s March’s pre-march rally that overflowed the orginal march route.
Comparison of Trump vs Obama Inaugural crowds