Yes, We Marched

Here in Key West the weather could not have  been better.  Marguerite and I parked the truck well away from the assembly point at Southernmost Beach, and began walking. As we moved through the streets we felt a bit self conscious carrying our 30 inch wide signs. Would we be part of an embarrassingly small turnout in this town where people come to play, not defend their values?

We stopped at our favorite ice cream shop and bought shakes to sip as we walked – that would be lunch for the day.  We were soon joined by others carrying placards.  Marguerite noticed that both men and women were wearing knit caps with kitten ears.  After asking a guy who was taking pictures to shoot one of the two of us, Marguerite asked him, “What’s the significance of all the pink hats?”  He looked at her for a moment and then said with a big grin, “You mean all the pussies?”

2017 Womens March from Richmond Shreve on Vimeo.

The march here was estimated at 3,000 to 4,000.  In DC 500,000 marched including Kailey Blakeley and her grandfather. Worldwide there were over 650 marches so the total turnout was well over one million.  Men, women, children and people of all ages an ethnicity formed an amiable but determined crowd. As you saw in the video, there is a lot of anti-djt sentiment. One placard said, “Nyet my president.” Others alluded to the crotch grabbing video.