The Montgomery Bus Boycott started in March 1954 when Claudette Colvin was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white woman. City officials and black leaders met to discuss the requirements of bus seating. Around December Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white person and so was Mary Louise Smith. After that WPC called for a one day boycott on December 5th. On December 5th, 90-100% of the black community chose to participate in the Montgomery Boycott. The MIA votes to extend the boycott. The boycott until December 5 1955 to December 20 1956. On December 20th the buses desegregated and the boycott ended.