Transparent backpacks and clear bags for Women’s Rights March 2017 event in Washington will be the only bags allowed.
Only transparent backpacks and clear bags for Women’s Rights march will be allowed. The march will be taking place in Washington on January 21 will be the only large bags that will make it past security. According to the official Women’s March organizers site, there is a need for increased security. The size regulated transparent backpacks and clear bags are the only way to ensure march-goers safety. Security will be looking for anyone hiding anything in their possession that can cause harm to the supporters and peaceful protestors alike.
Everyone that comes to the march will be subject to search including the bag that they are carrying. However, for the convenience of the crowd and ease of the security searches, the transparent backpacks and clear bags for Women’s Rights march policy will be enforced. Any bag that does not conform to the standards set below may be asked to be left behind or confiscated by the officials manning the security. Here are the specific regulations.
Transparent Backpacks and Clear Bags for Women’s Rights March Specifications
All bags must be clear and not larger than 12” X 12” X 6”. The colored transparent bags will not be allowed. Small bags to carry personal items will be allowed. However, the small personal items should not be larger than 8” X 6” X 4”.
Marchers that have medical needs for which they would have to carry medicine or nursing mothers should know the rules. Anyone needing to carry some baby clothes, breast pumps or any other items should ensure that they fit in the clear bag size that is indicated in the rules above. Everyone in the group can have his or her bag as long as the bag meets the guidelines that are specified above.
Regulations for people whose items cannot fit the clear bags
Members of the press that will be covering the event and have equipment that does not fit into the clear bags will be required to speak to the National Communications Team. They will get required credentials in advance and be allowed to get into the rally site with bags and equipment that do not fit the guidelines that are set in the paragraph above.
If there is anyone that requires disability accommodation and related equipment and such equipment does not fit in a clear tote, he or she will be required to enter the rally using the ADA accessible route: 4th St. SW from C St. to Independence Avenue. There will be officials on the way to help the disabled get through the right routes.
Other items that shall not be allowed into the rally includes walking canes, signage with handles and any other item that may cause injury to the participants. If you are able to leave the belongings in the bus rather than carry the entire luggage to the March, consider this as the best option.
The transparent backpacks and clear bags for Women’s Rights March policy follows a trend of similar clear bag policies that have been introduced across camps, the National Football League, university sports competitions and other events where a large number of people are expected to attend. The clear backpacks and handbags make search and enhancement of security easy.