- Associated Press - Saturday, January 21, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on an Atlanta march to protest the policies of newly inaugurated President Donald Trump (all times local):

4:40 p.m.

Atlanta police have increased their estimate of the crowd size at a protest against President Donald Trump’s policies, and now say it drew 60,000 people.

Police spokeswoman Lisa F. Bender provided the estimate in an email Saturday afternoon. Earlier, police had estimated the crowd at 10,000.

Amid intermittent downpours that gave way to clear skies, the protesters gathered to join their voices with others nationwide and tell the new president they oppose much of what he says he plans to do.

The Atlanta march was one of many around the country, with the largest in Washington, D.C.

The demonstration billed as the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women was sponsored by multiple groups including the ACLU of Georgia, the NAACP, Georgia Equality and Planned Parenthood.

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3:45 p.m.

Atlanta police are estimating that a protest against President Donald Trump’s policies drew a crowd of 10,000.

Police spokeswoman Lisa F. Bender provided the estimate in an email Saturday afternoon.

The protesters gathered Saturday amid intermittent downpours to join their voices with others nationwide and tell the new president they oppose much of what he says he plans to do.

The Atlanta march was one of many around the country, with the largest in Washington, D.C.

The demonstration billed as the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women was sponsored by multiple groups including the ACLU of Georgia, the NAACP, Georgia Equality and Planned Parenthood.

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3:25 p.m.

U.S. Rep. John Lewis has told demonstrators in Atlanta to “never, never, ever give up” as they push against the announced policies of President Donald Trump.

Multiple media outlets broadcast video with Lewis urging the protesters Saturday to organize and register new voters.

The Atlanta Democrat made headlines earlier this month for challenging Trump’s legitimacy. Trump responded with a Twitter post calling Lewis “all talk” and urging him to attend to his own “crime ridden” district. Lewis is a veteran of the civil rights movement who was badly beaten on the historic 1965 “Bloody Sunday” demonstration in Selma, Alabama.

Following Trump’s tweet, dozens of House Democrats promised to boycott his inauguration.

The Atlanta march was one of many around the country, with the largest in Washington, D.C.

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2 p.m.

Thousands of protesters have gathered amid intermittent downpours in Atlanta to join their voices with others nationwide and tell the nation’s new president they oppose much of what he says he plans to do.

The Saturday march objecting to the rhetoric and policies of President Donald Trump was one of many around the country, with the largest expected in Washington, D.C.

Sixty-six-year-old educator Diane Lent came about 90 miles from her home in rural Habersham County to join the crowd huddled under umbrellas. She said she worries about education under Trump, and she has been “horrified” at his statements about women.

The demonstration billed as the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women was sponsored by multiple groups including the ACLU of Georgia, the NAACP, Georgia Equality and Planned Parenthood.

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