Day Three: Photos from DC Inauguration Protest and Women’s March

DC Inauguration Protest, 1/20/17:

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People behind me, 6am, DC, January 20th, 2017, DC Inauguration Protest

Waiting in line approaching 7th and D, in DC, to get through a checkpoint to get to Navy Memorial.  I waited from 6am-9am to get in, thousands were still waiting throughout the day.  Just talking to the people in the small radius around me, there were people from Chicago (Illinois), Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, California, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Canada.  So that’s 7 U.S. states right there, just talking to the people next to me.

“Thousands protest Trump directly on Inaugural parade route,” (ANSWER Coalition)

(photographer Devin Yalkin, Rolling Stone) I saw the llama guy. He was next to us as we waited in line at 7th and D.

(photographer Devin Yalkin, Rolling Stone) I saw the llama guy. He was next to us as we waited in line at 7th and D.

Llama guy: I saw this guy.  He had a dove on his shoulder, a llama, and two alpacas.  He was standing for his belief in non-GMO and organic farming.

(photographer: Devin Yalkin, Rolling Stone) I saw this guy at Navy Memorial, DC, 1/20/17. He held up an anti-Trump protest sign a few moments later.

While there were some vandalism skirmishes elsewhere from a small unaffiliated anti-Trump disrupting group (who unfortunately seem to have disproportionately gotten all the media attention), there were tens of thousands of anti-Trump people peacefully nonviolently protesting.  I was in a sea of people at Navy Memorial, and saw nonviolent anti-Trump protestors in every direction alongside Pennsylvania Ave. and backed up along 7th street where I came from.

“ANSWER Coalition Counter-Inauguration Rally”

video of the Inauguration protest in DC here (C-SPAN):

Women’s March, January 21st, 2017:

Chicago! the second largest march after DC.

The Chicago Women’s March was so flooded with people that there was nowhere to march, so we had to march in place.  until the crowd dispersed enough, around noon, and then there were marches everywhere, including Trump Tower.

(photographer Ryan Rogulich) This photo, taken by someone else, looks like a view I had as I left the rally point, headed back west on Jackson, holding signs up as the L went past

(photographer Ryan Rogulich) This photo, taken by someone else, looks like a view I had as I left the rally point, headed back west on Jackson, holding signs up as the L went past

Just a few of the clever signs from the Women’s March:

http://dumptrumpdumptrump.com/never-ending-protest-signs-womens-march-washington/

and approaching Trump Tower…

(photographer Laura B)

Women’s March in Chicago, virtual march

other stuff:

DC protest, a family hands out Obama inauguration papers to peaceful protestors: here.

a cool song by Harry Shearer, from Le Show, “Your Least Untruthful Answer”

Women’s March in DC, ABC News

What to do next:

Women’s March:
10 Actions in 100 Days (womensmarch.com)
things to do now

Monday, Jan. 23rd, 2017
Send your senators and representatives a postcard
What do you care about, why do you march/support the Women’s March Movement

find my Senators
find my House representatives

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Chicago:
Jan. 24th, 2017
7pm
4802 N Broadway
Answer Coalition meeting to hear reports from Jan. 20th and have discussion (facebook.com)

Feb. 19th, 2017
noon
Chicago Trump Tower (401 N. Wabash)
One Month Anniversary Protest (facebook.com)

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Global Goals to improve humanity

(shout out to TrainerTips Nick for the heads up…even Pokemon Go is trying to help the world)


Related Links:

Mazza, E. (1/23/17). Anti-Trump Marches and Rallies Planned for April 15, The Huffington Post, (huffingtonpost.com)

Breck, A. (1/21/17). Chicago organizes largest Women’s March outside of DC, The Columbia Chronicle, (columbiachronicle.com)

 

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