Hundreds of thousands of women, men and children of all colors, ages, and creeds marched on 42 Street turning north onto Fifth Avenue on Saturday, 21 january 2017, in solidarity with groups in DC, across the country, and around the world. It was a beautiful thing.
The only disappointment was that the march ended at 55 Street. We were forced to disband before reaching that golden monstrosity, otherwise known as Trump Tower.
Our voices and inventive placards were raised high and pussyhats glowed amid chants ranging from “Love trumps hate” to “Women’s rights are human rights,” with fierce breakouts of “We did not elect you.”
What comes next?
It was a marvelous day of unity. People were open to discussion and laughter, and in general amazement that crowds of these sizes could band together peacefully to raise our collective voices in protest. Kudos to the organizers.
“Make sure you introduce yourselves to each other and decide what we’re going to do tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow. We’re never turning back!” said Gloria Steinem.
Now the real work begins, we must stay vocal and active – holding our representatives accountable for our issues.