On the steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol, before the speeches began. One woman breastfeeding her baby. The statue of Lady Liberty is wearing a pussy hat. (This actually caused me a lot of confusion, finding my friends. Amelia said she was, “by the Lady Liberty wearing the pussy hat,” and it turned out she was by another Lady Liberty in another pussy hat, down by the Orpheum Theater. Who knew there would be two?)
Found each other! (An hour later.) Amelia, me, Ellen. Ellen informed me that she reads this blog. Hi, Ellen!
I was trying to capture the never ending nature of the crowd. It filled State Street for the entire length of the street, and spilled over beyond. It probably filled the entire length of Stare Street three times over. People waited an hour or more just to start marching. It was incredible. The news said 75,000 to 100,000 people were there. (The population of Madison, by the way, is only a half million, and that’s including the suburbs.) These pictures are from my stupid old phone. Sorry about the poor quality!
Local businesses joined the spirit, so to speak.
Homemade signs were the norm, and many were obscene, though the crowd was peaceful and polite. The children seemed unharmed.
More crowd shots. Lots of pussy hats.
I felt better, having gone. My main purpose was to make it big enough to make the international news. I don’t want the world to think that Trump represents all of us. So, I crocheted myself a pussy hat and put my body there. I think it worked. Are there any international readers who can comment? Did you see “America protests Trump” in your news at all?
Anyway, we did our best today.