Washington Demonstrations In The Age Of Trump
And so it came to be that one day after Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States, more than 2.5 million people worldwide demonstrated against him, more than 500,000 of whom did so in the locale of where he was sworn in the day before. And one week later - was it really only one week later? -- we were out in the streets again in protest against his cruelty against refugees and immigrants. It kept occurring, these demonstrations -- the Tax March on April 15th, the March for Science one week later. In cold weather and warm, in bright sunshine and rain, people in Washington and around the nation and the world came out to protest this vile man and his policies. By June, when the March for Truth took place, it was hot out, but still people came. At summers end, there was the March For Racial Justice which merged with the March For Black Women at Lincoln Park, and headed down to the Mall. By November, as Trump's incompetence and indifference to the plight of Puerto Rico was a national disgrace, we marched for our citizens there. And here we are again, in 2018, and the demonstrations keep coming -- including the Women's March reprise.
We hope that, in November 2018 when Congress flips and people wonder how we got here, these images will offer a clue.
We began posting these in something of a chronological order, though now we've scrambled the chronology to give a better sense of the extended political action. All images taken with the Leica M10, except during the March for Science, when it poured and we used our Leica SL.