What an amazing display of humanity today. Peaceful and respectful demonstration, as our Constitution protects. Thank you, my sisters, brothers, and others for restoring my faith in humanity. May we all continue to work against injustice and protect each other.
I wish I’d gotten out and taken some photos myself, but I wasn’t feeling well this morning. I’d like to say I was there in spirit. I have been watching my friends post photos on Facebook today from all over the country. I know of two friends who traveled to DC to be there in the main event. I’ve been seeing the expected turnout numbers become larger in reality all across the country. The last estimate I saw for Tucson, was 15,000, on a day that was rainy, cold, and windy.
Photos from the New York Times are from around the US and the world.
Some of my favorites that I’ve seen today:
From Tucson, AZ:
From El Paso, Texas:
My friend and former co-worker Amanda Simpson (far right) was raised on a placard in Paris today, in pretty good company.
Others are making light of today’s events as merely the whining of sore losers. That trivializes the sheer numbers that came out. While there may have been some who felt that way in each crowd, there are many more people who believe in equality, diversity, and freedom who are concerned. That’s where the numbers come from.
Today should signal that we all need more discussion and understanding. Here’s a good article – the other side is not dumb.
I said it at the beginning: May we all continue to work against injustice and protect each other. Why?
Because the future deserves it.