Photographs from the Women’s March in Washington, DC.
I got to the Women’s March around 11 AM, and by then, the protest was already in full swing. I got onto the National Mall around 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, and on Constitution, there was a steady stream of marchers. The place was bumping and packed.
From there, I got moved to the edge of the Mall bordering 14th Street and Madison, as organizers cleared out 14th Street for the main march. Sign game was strong.
Another cool thing about the march was just how many parents had brought their kids. As a parent, I imagine it’s also a great opportunity to kill a few birds with one stone and just teach your kids about reproductive anatomy, creative profanity, and political activism all at once. They’re going to need to know it anyway, so might as well just do it all in one fell swoop.
At some point, I made it across the street to the west side of 14th Street, closer to the Washington Monument.
From there, the march slowly moved toward the Ellipse, the park in front of the White House. Here, the state of the sign game remained strong:
Lastly, the numbers aren’t yet final, but it looks like over 500,000 people participated in the Women’s March, and there was not a single arrest. Women should lead any and all protests for the foreseeable future.