Happy day after the Women's March! I had a picture picked out to share but Photobucket isn't cooperating, so sadly no picture.
Did you go to a march? How was it?
I was at the one in DC and it was incredible. If you've seen this picture of attendees (scroll down to second one),
I just want to point out that the National Park Service Camera DOES NOT capture the moshpit of people on Independence Avenue that ran from 3rd (near the Capitol) to 15th (just before the Washington monument). It's a road that's hidden by the museums on the right side of the picture and people could literally not get to it because there were so many people. They moved the marching part to the other side of the Mall because nearly the entire march route was a filled with people standing on each others' toes. The estimate the media is reporting is 500,000 people for the march, but I personally think that is incredibly conservative. The Park Service doesn't do estimates, and DC is restricted airspace so aerial photography is difficult to impossible. One of the March marshals we saw said that their estimate was 1.2 million. I don't have anything to back that up, but the sheer masses of people everywhere you looked from Independence Ave, the Mall, then up Constitution Ave where we did march and north for 5 city blocks by 10 city blocks long - I could believe it. Every time you thought you were getting out of the crowds and into some breathing space you just ended up in another crowd.
It was really good to go out a see
all the people who are upset and motivated to make the world a better place. I'll do a post write up about it soon. If you want to share your experience on the comm, please do. I think it's an important piece of inspiration.
ETA: saw this via snickfic
* link to spreadsheet estimating total Women's March participation
(Twitter.) As of now, estimate is between 3.6 and 4.5 MILLION in US.What's Nexttielan
linked us to "So you just got home from your local Women's March. Now what?"
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