Women's March on Washington
An estimated 500,000 people descended on Washington, D.C., Saturday to show their support for women’s rights the day after the presidential inauguration.
The march, which started with speeches and performances at 10 a.m. and did not finish until late afternoon, was an incredible demonstration of support for women as well as traditionally marginalized groups. The large number of people — organizers had originally predicted 200,000 — overwhelmed cell towers. The Metro system set a record with more than 1 million riders on Saturday alone.
That said, the event was peaceful and largely positive. More important, no arrests were reported the day after 230 were jailed during protests by self-described anarchists in D.C. for the inauguration.
After the event, I compiled photos I had taken of the signs and made them into a poster to raise money for groups that were partners in the event. If you are interested in purchasing one, send an email to email@example.com.