jaunthie: (Seamask)
Fair warning: this post contains a LOT of pictures, so expand accordingly.

Today was the Women's March. I had decided to go along with fisherbear, and my friends A and F decided that this was important enough, and likely to be mellow enough, to be their daughter K's first protest event. Given logistics, we decided to carpool to the light rail station and travel together to the access point closest to the start of the parade.

Well, we and everyone else living in our end of town.

This is the train car we were in. Keep in mind that we got on at the VERY FIRST STOP, the terminus of the line. There was no one on the train before we started boarding.
Images and text behind the cut. You have been warned. )

All in all, a very good day. I've seen absolutely zero reports of any vandalism or aggression from the marchers. It was exactly what it was meant to be, a peaceful protest and an astonishing display of communal activism. And I got to break out my camera and exercise my rusty documentary skills as an extra bonus.
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[livejournal.com profile] fisherbear has a fantastic report up about the Fremont Solstice Parade, including how he kind of accidentally but rather on purpose became Lord of Photographer Island. I can't wait to have my film developed and see if I got any good shots. Even if I didn't, it was a hoot! Plus I got those 18 miles in, as I mentioned earlier...

Read the whole story (as opposed to the opening paragraph blurb in my Friends list) here: http://www.fisherbear.net/article.php?story=20050619222212762

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