I am entirely too tired to do any kind of serious analysis piece on the march today. I have no more insight to add other than that I thought it was awesome. It was wall-to-wall people of all ages and walks of life and the message was anti-Bush and anti-war with almost no exception.
Yes, there were moments of disorganization and frustration but given that it was about 500,000 people, I think it went wonderfully.
What follows after the fold is my photo journal with a few comments about each picture. Enjoy.
Like all good radical anti-war protestors, we started our day at Starbucks. I had coffee and a cinnamon scone – armed for marching.
Carne Asada Burrito introduces himself at Starbucks.
Damnit Janet and Carne Asada Burrito at the Starbucks.
On the way to the rally we saw this protestor and really dug her sign.
PastorDan tries to straighten the bloggers’ marching banner.
When asked to pose “like a married couple”, this is what PastorDan and MrsPastor chose as representative.
MrsPastor distributes the cookies.
The bloggers start to arrive – represented were Kossacks, MyLeftWingers, BooTribbers, ePMers, and Street Propheteers.
We get our shit together long enough to pose for a group picture – thanks to ElizabethD for ensuring this happened.
Crowd shots at the outer edges of the rally. This doesn’t approach giving an appreciation as to how many people were there – people were everywhere.
We make our way to the corner of 15th and Constitution and line up to march.
One of the signs in our delegation.
Another sign seen while waiting to start the march – the picture doesn’t it do it justice – it was a great glossy poster of the Administration modelled after a Godfather-like movie promotion.
We pass some college students protesting the war, using their signs to cover the signs of the very small wingnut contra-protest contingent.
We saw this guy about 1/3 of the way into the march route.
The dignitaries, including Cindy Sheehan and Jesse Jackson, marched right along with us.
Not sure what this was about, but love the suit.
Even babies know the war has to end.
And finally, this gentleman reminds us something that’s important.
Hope y’all enjoy it.