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Sending a message

Sending a message

The march is over, and the estimated half million people who descended on the city are gone, but their spirit and determination will live on for a very long time. I don’t believe the new administration officially took note of it, although they did see fit to issue angry and factually questionable statements that Inauguration Day drew the largest crowds in history. Trump finally tweeted about the march on Sunday, saying: “Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election. Why didn’t these people vote?” Shortly after that he did, as if in an advised afterthought, say he recognized the rights of people to express their views. He then went on to boast about TV ratings for the day before…

In any case, it may be over, but I’m going to post my last pictures from this historic event to honor the women who came from all corners of the country to protest and make their voices heard. I hope they continue to be heard over the next four years.

Pouring into the streets, posted earlier:

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blizzard19-Feb-2017 15:55
oh yeah we marched here in denver to the numbers of 200,000 it was a marvelous day HUGE VOTE
Gill Kopy23-Jan-2017 02:06
Great shot of these purposeful people - I particularly like the woman with her strong message ! V
larose forest photos22-Jan-2017 21:26
These photos are brilliant... they really bring us a sense of the numbers, the dedication, of the all the people who took the time to attend so that their voices could be heard.V
Martin Lamoon22-Jan-2017 20:25
This is a great documentary capture,
Only time will tell if voters made the right choices.....
joseantonio22-Jan-2017 18:24
very nice coverage of this important event in the Capital.....V
Jim Coffman22-Jan-2017 18:04
Nice capture, Helen..
Nirvan Hope22-Jan-2017 18:01
I've so appreciated your 'up front' seat from Washington around this historic event, plus your commentary. From several friends who participated in various locations, I heard they all felt inspired and empowered throughout the day.
LynnH22-Jan-2017 17:49
Good reportage, Helen. I notice that they are all very serious and committed to the cause. V