Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Independence & 4th


No sooner had I left the Federal Center Metro Station then I made my way over to the corner of Independence Avenue and 4th Street where, as it turned out, many of the event's principle speakers had gathered to address the crowd within easy earshot of the Capitol. Speakers I heard included Gloria Steinem, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. I'm told Madonna also addressed the crowd and let loose a few f-bombs in the process. But strangely, I don't remember her speech, maybe because I was so busy helping people take photographs using their cameras while at the same time perched atop about five feet of steel plates that had been stacked in the intersection and evidently left there after the Inauguration. Also, the plates were a little precariously balanced so that I spent a lot of time just trying to stay upright and not fall into the crowd that was now beginning to gather.



Very soon after I arrived, people began spilling down that part of Independence Avenue shown below behind the stage. Eventually, there wasn't a square foot of open pavement left. Emergency vehicles, as I'll soon show you, had to be escorted through the crowd by police.

12 comments:

  1. É muito importante estas manifestações publicas.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar || Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa || Livros-Autografados

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  2. Let´s hope it all will have effect.

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  3. Hope for the best, I don't think Mr T is impressed by women with an opinion, he doesn't even know they exist.

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  4. Why are a few f-bombs worst that what comes out of Donny Johnny's mouth?

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  5. That man sure gathers crowds, if not for him...
    German voices criticize the new president usually gets 100 days before he gets judged. But he doesn´t make it easy on the world...

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  6. I was with all those women in spirit! Your pictures over the previous posts really show me what it was like to be there. And no violent incidents.... well, of course not, we are women!!!!!

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  7. Let's see the consequences of this mandate, for now have suppressed the w in Spanish

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  8. You certainly have shared a good selection of images with us ... so far!

    All the best Jan

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  9. It was good to see so many come out for that.

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  10. What great photo reporting, very nice indeed. Great work! Thanks for the well wishes concerning my cataract surgery. It went well.

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  11. What a great set of photos, and what a great turn out too. Yep Madonna got into trouble for saying she wanted to bomb the White House, or something like that. You have to admire her for not giving a damn. :D

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