Victorians for Women's Rights

 
January 21, 2017   US Politics, Victoria
 
 
It was like laughter at a funeral. Sarah Larson, Scenes from the Women's March on Washington

On this Saturday I joined with thousands of Victorians to speak in support women's rights and to protest the incoming US administration. (Can we also protest stupid voters?)

It was a nice day, good weather, helpful police and a diverse crowd of friendly people. We gathered to listen to Mayor Lisa Helps and MP Elizabeth May then we marched around Victoria's downtown, blocking traffic in all directions. The march was accompanied by the sound of anti-US government chants which brought to my mind demonstrations past, Vietnam, El Salvador, AIDS, Chile, ... The times they are a changing, but unfortunately it is for the worst.

It was a great photography day, too: all kinds of people and lots of dogs, happy to pose for the camera. The posted photos are out-of-camera jpgs processed with Fuji's Acros film simulation. Despite the smiling faces and sea of pink greyscale better fit my mood.

I'm listening to Quiet by MILCK which you can listen to here.

 
 
 
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Victoria anti-Trump demonstration      
 
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Participant at Victorians for Women's Rights      
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