The Trump presidency has been characterized by popular dissent since its debut. As early as January 21, protesters at the Women’s March on Washington were ready to keep their momentum going for the next four years. HPR’s multimedia team was on the ground to provide an inside look at the day’s events.

DSC_0833

Many protesters used words uttered by the newly inaugurated president in their signage.

DSC_0857

The signs held by protesters represented a variety of issues, from climate change to reproductive rights.

DSC_0875

Some protesters were much more explicitly anti-Trump than others.

DSC_0878

This creative sign parodied an internet meme from last year.

DSC_0900

Another played upon the longstanding joke surrounding the size of the president’s hands.DSC_0879

Many posters expressed concern about Donald Trump’s views towards Russia and its president. 

DSC_0841

While there was much frustration among protesters, the tone of the day as generally empowering.

DSC_0905

While certainly outnumbered, many men, husbands, and sons were in attendance as well.

DSC_0845

Here, a young girl displays pro-LGBTQ flags in her hair.

DSC_0877

The crowd cheered after this young girl lead them in a call-and-response.

DSC_0869

With the large numbers of people in attendance, many protesters climbed on top of vehicles and walls to get a better look at the rally.

DSC_8923

Many college students and young people poured in from local universities.

DSC_8936

The National Mall was packed with protesters, pictured here in front of the Washington Monument.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus