Saturday, January 21, 2017

We Marched! --The Women's March in Washington D.C.

The bus let me off a few blocks from the Capitol. I made my way to a church square and made plans to meet my family. When I looked up from my phone, I saw the streams of people heading toward the rally. I was at an intersection where two streets came together in a point so I could see the crowds on two separate blocks filling both sides of each street. A lump rose in my throat and then I  shifted into joy at being  a part of it all.

The crowd was so dense that it was impossible to see the stage, but we could at least hear the festivities after we changed positions a bit. The plans to formally begin an organized march from point A to point B morphed into the everywhere march. Marchers were visible in every direction for as far as the eye could see and way beyond

We were peaceful, kind, enthusiastic, compassionate, serious, and determined.

Some of my favorite signs are below. I'll post more tomorrow.

At the end of the day, thousands walked back to RFK Stadium to catch our buses. Some people came out of their houses to thank us for coming, Many of the houses had signs with Martin Luther King quotes.

Then we went home. Some of us anyway. On 1200 buses.


Limner said...

The world is WOKE! Congratulations!!! :D

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Ms. Moon said...

You were there. You are a part of history.

S Kay Murphy said...

Denise, I had the same lump-in-the-throat response--and nearly had to stop taking pictures for the weeping at one point. I marched in Riverside--because I thought it would be a small crowd and would need the most support. 5,000 women showed up. They'd obtained a permit for 500 marchers. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Love, hope and kindness trump hate. Thank you for going out of your comfort zone (as I did) to leave, go far, go there, and walk for solidarity.

37paddington said...

Thanks for marching for us all!

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