Great day in Madison and so many other cities around the country and the world as women marched with friends, lovers, families, co-workers, neighbors and strangers to let Donald Trump know the whole world is watching.
About 16,000 people in Madison said they were attending the event via the organizers' FB page. Madison police prepared for double that number to show up. When they saw the actual crowds they changed their estimate to 75,000 - 100,000! Having been at the massive protests at our State Capitol in 2011-12, I'm going with the higher figure. And I must note that — unlike those protests — this crowd skewed young which was one of the most encouraging things about the day.
Mark took over 500 photos. These are a few of my favorites.
Knowing that the crowd would be a sea of pink . . .
I wore my bright yellow beret so my group could use it to find me at our meeting place! Worked like a charm.
The scene in Madison via The Wisconsin State Journal newspaper.