I’m sending prayers up for all of the beautiful souls who are peacefully protesting in Washington DC. Your courage, resilience, and heart is not overlooked. We see you, we thank you, we stand with you, amongst you or in our own cities. We march with you in spirit.
They say “there’s no point in protesting, he’s already our president, you’re just overreacting.” We are fighting more that just trump, we are fighting the normalization of racism, sexual assault, transphobia, and homophobia, among much more. But you can’t sit quietly and let history run its course. You must fight for your rights. Fight with facts. Fight with truth. Fight with drive. Fight for the people who are less privileged than you. Fight for what you believe in. Unfortunately I can’t attend a march today, as I work and need the money desperately. I’d love to be in D.C. today but that isn’t possible, so march for me, march for what you believe in and change history. For no one who stayed silent changed the outcome of history.
Demonstrators flooded into Washington on Saturday to express opposition to President Donald Trump in numbers exceeding the crowd that turned out for his inauguration yesterday.
By Saturday morning, crowds for the Women’s March on Washington, as the rally is known, stretched far down Independence Avenue near the National Mall. According to WMATA, D.C.’s metropolitan area transit, ridership was at 275,000 as of 11 a.m. Saturday. Ridership as of 11 a.m. Friday, 193,000 rides had been taken.
For former President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009, ridership was at 513,000 at the same time.
Multiple protesters hoisted pro-Hillary Clinton signs or placards taking aim at Trump, savaging his friendliness towards Vladimir Putin and his caught-on-tape remark that he can grab women “by the pussy,” but even more messages were visible supporting reproductive rights and other progressive causes.
People traveled to Washington, D.C., from around the country to witness the transition of power to the 45th president of the United States. Amid celebration and clashes, a few faces stood out. Watching giant screens, blocks away from the incoming president, these people braved crowds and weather to watch history being made.