SIGNS OF PROTEST
This collection shows five protest demonstrations that occurred in Washington DC from 2017 to 2019. Gun control, immigrant family separation, support for science, for women, and for voting, were all intensely felt by participants. I concentrated on the hand-made and home-made signs, more powerful than the manufactured ones.
81 imagesA selection of individual home-made signs displayed at the March for our Lives in Washington DC on March 24, 2018. All are different, some a bit X-rated.
37 imagesNational anger against Trump and his administration for their forced separation of immigrant children from their parents caused demonstrations all over the USA. This one occurred in Lafayette Park opposite the White House, even though Mr. Trump was away for the weekend at one of his private golf clubs.
65 imagesIt was cloudy, misty, then actively raining, . But enterprising vendors sold rain ponchos and people poured out of the Smithsonian Metro stop anyway. Bill Nye spoke. Maya Lin spoke. Most people, scientists and enthusiasts alike, carried clever homemade signs or wore spanking new captioned T-shirts. Lots of anti-Trump signs, no surprise.
110 imagesI participated in this river of humanity flowing along Independence Avenue inn Washington DC on January 21, 2017. Using my Canon S120 I concentrated on capturing the hand made and homemade signs rather than the commercially printed ones. For those who have wondered what these women want, well, here it is!
33 imagesOn the one-year anniversary of the first Womens' March the day after Trump's inauguration in 2017, the resistance digs in with more women running for office and continuing to protest the Republican administration. These images were made of marchers outside the White House, where they had moved after speeches at the Lincoln Memorial. There seemed to be as many men and children as women alone, in an amiable but determined atmosphere. Most signs were hand made, home made, and heartfelt.