A day in Raleigh

The original plan was to go to Washington, DC and take part in the massive march I knew that would be, but I was feeling unwell, so I decided to stay home and march in Raleigh. What a great day that ended up being! We were among the first to arrive, and as we stood on the sidewalk on Fayetteville Street we were reminded not to go into the street by the organizers. The permit from the City of Raleigh did not include street closure. The crowd grew and the organizers continued to try to keep us contained on the sidewalk, until the police recognized the true size of the movement and closed the streets. I gained a new respect for Raleigh police officers that day. Here are some pictures that show some of the support, diversity, and messages from the day.

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