January 21, 2017 marked the Women’s March in various cities. I attended the one in NYC, hosted by the Human First Society. The march began at a staging area in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza between Second and First Aves. It then went south down Second Ave to 42nd St, headed west in front of Grand Central Station, then headed north up Fifth Ave to 55th St. I hopped into the demonstration around Grand Central Station, then worked my way to the end. There were lots of signs and chants. NYPD were terrific at helping people out, especially if they needed out of the cordoned off route to get to a bathroom or food. Everyone was very polite while I was there. It all went very smoothly. Here are some of the over 200 images I got at the protest.
Signs and cheering.
A drum group performs.
Lots of colors and creativity.
Children brought us all hope.
The young protest as well.
People lined the bridge over 42nd St and cheered on marchers.
Yes we STILL can.
One of the more popular posters, always bringing a laugh and OMG to viewers.
Flags waved in the breeze.
Children joining in brought tears to my eyes.
May or may not be a celebrity sighting. Everyone blended together.
A wonderful blend of all ages.
An incredibly detailed poster.
Signs of all ages and languages.
This man made it so that he could rotate the signs like a pinwheel.
The NYPD watch the parade pass by.
Dads holding up their daughters.
This one cracked me up.
This kid would pose any time a camera pointed at him.
One of my favorite images of the march.
The NYPD watches on – I saw him help an older couple get through both layers of dividers so they could reach a restroom.
She would stop and let people read and not move on until they let her know they had finished.
An abundance of energy.
Lots of cheering.
This one was touching.
Protesting while taking a breather.
We were not allowed in front of Trump Tower.
Courteous workers direct us along the barrier to side street exits.
Her outfit just emphasizes the poster.
Walking out of the demonstration area.
So many wonderful posters.
While there was laughter, it was also a serious event.
Yes, someone went there.
Getting this in front of a cop car was great.
Yes, cosplayers protest as well.
Her sign was very popular, and she brought her dog.
This makes it look like the NYPD was marching as well (these two did not notice them coming up behind them at first).
The NYPD politely escort protestors from the protest area so that more could continue to move forward.
She stood on the side of the exit street showing everyone who passed by her sign.
Next entry: back to our regularly scheduled updates of Saxon Woods that was preempted this week.