Women’s March on Washington

One week later and I still hear the fervor of 800,000+ women, men and children chanting, “Show us what democracy looks like, this is what democracy looks like”.  I hadn’t intended to go to Washington DC, instead had resolved to march in NYC for the Women’s March on Washington. Yet, one inspiring email from a former documentary instructor and thankfully I found myself in DC for what was the second most popular event in the nations capitol.

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Women’s March on Washington D.C., January 21, 2017 in protest of the election of Donald J. Trump. Photo by, Karie Henderson © 2017

The crowds were massive. It was harder to navigate through them than Obama’s first inauguration, where a reported 1.8 million were in attendance. All of Independence and Constitution Ave’s were packed full. Pink Pussy hats as far as the eye could see.

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Women’s March on Washington D.C., January 21, 2017 in protest of the election of Donald J. Trump. Photo by, Karie Henderson © 2017

“Pregnant & Pro-Choice”

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Women’s March on Washington D.C., January 21, 2017 in protest of the election of Donald J. Trump. Photo by, Karie Henderson © 2017

There were so many more people in DC on January 21, 2017 than expected, the permit for the rally / march became null in void. The route of the march changed at least twice, which with the com’s blocked, sent 100’s of thousands of marchers into downtown DC. 15th through 7th streets became overrun with marchers, from The Mall up past I st NW, leaving metro traffic to fend for themselves.

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Women’s March on Washington D.C., January 21, 2017 in protest of the election of Donald J. Trump. Photo by, Karie Henderson © 2017

“Together We Rise”

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Women’s March on Washington D.C., January 21, 2017 in protest of the election of Donald J. Trump. Photo by, Karie Henderson © 2017

“Outraged”

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Women’s March on Washington D.C., January 21, 2017 in protest of the election of Donald J. Trump. Photo by, Karie Henderson © 2017

“We Can Do It”

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Women’s March on Washington D.C., January 21, 2017 in protest of the election of Donald J. Trump. Photo by, Karie Henderson © 2017

 

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Women’s March on Washington D.C., January 21, 2017 in protest of the election of Donald J. Trump. Photo by, Karie Henderson © 2017

 

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Women’s March on Washington D.C., January 21, 2017 in protest of the election of Donald J. Trump. Photo by, Karie Henderson © 2017

“We All Can Do It”

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Women’s March on Washington D.C., January 21, 2017 in protest of the election of Donald J. Trump. Photo by, Karie Henderson © 2017

 

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Women’s March on Washington D.C., January 21, 2017 in protest of the election of Donald J. Trump. Photo by, Karie Henderson © 2017

“Keep Your Hands Off My Pussy”

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Women’s March on Washington D.C., January 21, 2017 in protest of the election of Donald J. Trump. Photo by, Karie Henderson © 2017

“Stay Nasty”

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Women’s March on Washington D.C., January 21, 2017 in protest of the election of Donald J. Trump. Photo by, Karie Henderson © 2017