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Huge turnout blocks entire route of Washington march

So many people arrived for the march, the route was blocked. Credit: ITV News

Thousands of protesters attending the Washington DC Women's March have prompted organisers to divert the route.

The entire planned route to the White House was filled with protesters by 1pm, according to a District of Columbia official speaking to Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.

The crowd is now expected to move in the direction of the Ellipse, an area of the National Mall in front of the White House, along the lakefront.

By 1pm, protesters were unable to move along the planned route. Credit: AP

The official estimated that more than half a million people had joined the demonstration on the Mall.

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