womens march unity became a resounding theme during the events speechesGizelle Begler and Mira Veikley pose for a photograph at the Women’s March in Washington.Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

In January, around half a million people took to the streets for the Women’s March on Washington, DC.

Stories about the march’s mission, pink “pussy hats,” clever signage, and big-name attendees flooded Google News, and captivated the nation. 

The Women’s March was just one of several protests — on all sides of the political spectrum — that made headlines in 2017. As the year comes to a close, Google is looking back on the top searches (i.e. terms that had the highest spike in traffic this year compared to 2016) in the US over the past 12 months.

Here are the the top 10 protests people wanted to know about: