Womens March Washington DC, 1/21
New York to DC
Heavy fog, steady traffic. Amtrak's sold out all weekend
Subways Packed Throughout The City
Structures From Inauguration Still Being Removed
Many Brought Their Children
There was a familial feel to the atmosphere
Exited Subway into Live Protest
Monitors set up throughout the city played speeches by celebrities. Tone is peaceful and focused. Some are serious, some smiling and laughing.
'This Cardboard Sign Would Make a Better President'
- Nina G
"Stand with Immigrants! Say No to Racism!"
"Veterans for Peace"
For about 90 Minutes, All up and down the mall it was impossible to move. People stood shoulder to shoulder and shouted to us in the tree - "When are we going to march?" There was nowhere to march to, no space to be seen. Some left disappointed.
"Hands Off My Rights"
A Truly Spoiled Vacation
The 'March' Finally happened around 4PM
By then the crowd had thinned out significantly
"Freedom From Sexual Harassment & Assault is a Human Right"
"One Human Family"
"Bikers for Trump"
A Small Crowd, dressed mostly in black, walled in on all sides by phalanxes of porta-potties, yelled something into microphones. No-one cared, except Fox News. They set up an interview
Washington DC Police
The Police at all the Women's Marches around the US are to be commended. Of the millions of marchers nationwide, there were only 4 arrests attributed to the marches. Similarly, there were no reports of militarization, riot gear, or mishandling protesters. Officers even relaxed, smiling and joking with protesters.
"This is Really Bad"
"What Year is it?
A common sentiment
An Enlarged Copy of the Declaration of Independence
Unfurled and signed by protestors
Crowd South of the White House
Viewed Almost from the Washington Monument. This was later in the day, after it had thinned out a bit
Washington Monument Mall, Near the White House
Late in the Day, Protesters assemble a Makeshift Shrine with their Signs
Bars and Restaurants Packed Later in the Day
"Pres. Trump's First Full Day Overshadowed By Protests"
"Marchers Answer Inauguration"
Newspapers sold out all over by Noon the next morning