Posted: January 25, 2017 in Photography, Protests, Signs, Street scene

Madison, Wisconsin.  Fifteen thousand people were expected for Saturday’s march, but official police estimates put the numbers at between 75 and 100,000 citizens, rivalling the crowd sizes from the Act 10 protests in 2011.

Yes, your friend Wabi Sabi was there as well, wearing her pink cap lovingly knitted by a good friend, but not carrying a sign. (I learned during the Act 10/Walker Recall marches that carrying both a camera and a sign is unwieldy and I’ll opt for a camera any day.) The Women’s March, like the 2011 protests, was a happy, polite, helpful and thoroughly civilized gathering, filled with singing, chanting and a great deal of laughter and talk. And, while billed as a Women’s March, there were plenty of men in the crowd as well.




A selection of faces in the crowd:

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  1. oldsunbird says:

    Loved your photos of the March. The gatherings were impressive–all over the world!

  2. Schwister says:

    Wonderful photos! My sister was also there and had a very moving and positive experience of the whole thing as well.

  3. andykidd says:

    Good on you Madison women and men. Sorry I missed this earlier, I don’t know how that came about. Hope you are fit and well and read this occasionally. Me. I have retired from work and guess what? Finishing that long overdue PhD 😱

  4. Jane Lurie says:

    Hi Patricia, Sorry I missed this originally but loved seeing these photos today– reminded me of the march in SF and how inspiring it was. These are great. I came across a wonderful comment you made on my blog a looong time ago that I somehow forgot to answer (sorry!) anyway, thought I’d say hello and see how you are doing. Hope all is well. J

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