I was in college when the Iraq War started, so naturally there were a lot of protests all around me. Although I supported the war, I decided to attend a few of them. At first this was because I enjoy a good debate and wanted to hear from people who were committed to opposing what I supported. But then I found a new reason to go: these leftist protests often take on a circus like atmosphere as people show up to speak about a multitude of issues regardless of the stated reason for the gathering; and they often bring some truly amazing signs.
For the last eight years I haven’t been able to attend any of these protests. After Obama immediately ended all war and suspended the drone program, I guess liberals didn’t have anything left to protest. But now they’re back. The Women’s March received massive crowds, estimated to be about half a million people in DC and hundreds of thousands more all over the world.
I had to go to the same area as the DC gathering, so I decided to take a short detour to check it out and take a few pictures (you can click on the pictures to enlarge them). This is not meant to be representative of the entire march, but here is some of what I saw: