DC Immigration Protest and March

This was my favorite sign I saw on social media this weekend.
msdc was at the protest this weekend and sent in these photos. Big shout out to everyone who showed up and showed what real Americans believe in – and to all the lawyers who gave of themselves to help those who were in such desperate need.  From msdc:
The protest started in Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House:
This is the statue of Tadeusz Kościuszko, Revolutionary War general, military engineer, and Polish immigrant.
In front of the Freedman’s Bank Building:
The protest broke out into an impromptu march that took us past the Treasury Building. There’s no going back now:
Then we marched to the Capitol, with a stop in front of the Old Post Office Pavilion (aka Trump’s hotel):
And then on to the Capitol:
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I heard later that there was another protest against Betsy DeVos happening at the Capitol at the same time. Five minutes after I took this picture the crowd started chanting “See you next week.”
Thanks for sharing these!
Open thread.

19 replies
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    lollipopguild says:

    People have no plucks left to give.

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    trollhattan says:

    Something’s happening here
    What it is ain’t exactly clear

    Folks are energized and lord knows, plenty of reasons why. I’m impressed by the crowd a mere week after women’s march.

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    debbie says:

    Guess it couldn’t last forever. Cops maced/pepper sprayed demonstraters at the Ohio State House tonight.

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    Chris says:

    I was there. Didn’t make a sign, but figured they cause could always use an extra body marching.

    Second weekend in a row I do this, and apparently there’s a thing planned next weekend too that I’ll probably join. I never used to do this. I’m getting into it.

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    mohagan says:

    I love that sign too. I’m thrilled to see the reaction and strong pushback to Trump’s indefensible EO.

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    msdc says:

    Many thanks for sharing these, TaMara.

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    guachi says:

    That first sign is my Facebook picture.

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    Amanda in the South Bay says:

    I believe a trans woman here in Portland came up with it!

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    msdc says:

    @Rp: I know some elementary schoolers (and their parents) who were very impressed with your sign!

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    Mary G says:

    @Rp: Loved that!

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    TaMara (HFG) says:

    @debbie: Do you have a link? I couldn’t find one.

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    Jeffro says:

    “See You Next Week!” is just effing awesome…

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    J R in WV says:

    OK, I just gotta say, that first sign:

    First they came for the Muslims,

    and We said Not Today


    That’s fabulous!

    See you next week! Is pretty good also. As the weather improves, I hope the crowds increase as well. If it becomes impossible to move around DC on weekends, that will cause people to notice. And the fact that the marches are peaceful, that can’t be beat either.

    Thanks for standing up for America, everyone! From us old folks who did it 50 years ago to those of you still young enough and healthy enough to carry the load, THANK YOU!

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    Kitty says:

    I find that many of my fellow Irish are the most awful right wingers. Ironic since they wouldn’t be here if Trump was president during the Famine.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    I referenced this sign earlier, and now here’s the Instagram link:

    “You know things are bad when Angelenos go to LAX willingly”

    (And, yes, that’s from The Tom Morello.)

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    dm says:

    Oh, where is my fainting couch?!! The utter lack of civility!!!

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    Stan says:

    ” Tadeusz Kościuszko, Revolutionary War general, military engineer, and Polish immigrant.”

    And the guy who designed the US defensive position at Saratoga – the decisive battle of our revolution.

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