The Day After: Part 1

Scenes from the day after the inauguration of President Trump:

Molly Dubson

Molly Dubson. a Westport 4th grader, prepared a sign for her 1st political rally. She plans to report on it for her journalism class. She thinks many of President Trump’s comments on race and gender would get him kicked out of school.

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Westporters Ella and Zoe Alpert, Katie Simons and Layla Bloomingdale in Baltimore, on their way to Washington Friday night for the women’s march. This morning, Lilly Bloomingdale reported, the line at the train station there was around the building. “Great vibe, everyone positive” she said.

Siobhan Crise took this photo at 1:38 a.m., waiting in the Saugatuck train station parking lot for a bus to DC. Saugatuck parking lot#1. Waiting for bus to DC. "Friendly Westport police officer keeping an eye on the gathering. Spirits high," she said.

Siobhan Crise took this photo at 1:38 a.m., waiting in the Saugatuck train station parking lot for a bus to DC. Saugatuck parking lot#1. “Friendly Westport police officer keeping an eye on the gathering. Spirits high,” she said.

Westport photographer Irene Penny writes:

Westport photographer Irene Penny writes: “In the spirit of equality for all, I teamed up with local French Hollywood actress Stephanie Szostak (‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Devil Wears Prada,’ ‘Satisfaction’ TV series) to make some art.”

Amy Leonard, Ann Pawlick, Jenny Robson, Diane Connolly, Faith Taylor and Joan Richardson at the Westport train station, en route to the New York march.

Amy Leonard, Ann Pawlick, Jenny Robson, Diane Connolly, Faith Taylor and Joan Richardson at the Westport train station, en route to the New York march.

Diane Yormark and Pippa Bell Ader were march marshals in DC.

Diane Yormark and Pippa Bell Ader are march marshals in DC.

8 responses to “The Day After: Part 1

  1. Dave Feliciano

    I pray for the safety of of our Westportians, from the rioters, anarchists, and looters.

  2. like many, im a huge fan of matt damon, this is what he said

    Although he’s an open supporter of Hillary Clinton, “The Bourne Identity” actor Matt Damon essentially said, as Americans, we all need to be cheering for Donald Trump.

    “First of all, I wish him well and we all must,” Damon said in an interview about clean water that led into politics. “A successful American president is good for all of us and we really have to be rooting for him right now.”

    Damon went on to say that it’s no secret he didn’t vote for the guy, but acknowledged that we are “heading into new territory” while noting that Trump definitely has his “work cut out for him.”

    “He’s about to become the most consequential person on the planet,” Damon said, calling it a “massive burden” and an “enormous amount of responsibility.”

    Likewise, actress Nicole Kidman, who has historically leaned toward the Democratic party, also made a similar statement.

    “I just say, he’s now elected, and we as a country need to support who’s ever the president because that’s what the country’s based on,” she said.

    …… most all change happens ground up, out kids should not learn from criminals that smash windows at starbucks and hurt other working Americans. Kids must learn from peaceful and positive enforcement. If you are not part offthe solution, you are part of the problem!

  3. Just listened to his talk at the CIA, standing in front of a wall honoring fallen CIA members. All he wanted to talk about was how big the crowds were yesterday, and how great his speech was, how the media mistreats him…

    I hoped to give him a chance but, today — his first full day — he has already been a great disappointment. This man is not well.

  4. Bobbie Herman

    I was at the Stamford march, which was mobbed. The mayor said he had never seen such crowds in Stamford before. I’m watching TV showing the crowds in Paris, Rome & London as well as all over the US. Fifth Avenue is wall-to-wall people from 42nd Street to about 55th Street. Even Fargo, North Dakota got over 1500 people. I’ll send photos ASAP.

  5. We were in NYC, the turnout was and still continues to be quite incredible. All was peaceful and very friendly.. My home made sign read- “INCLUSIVE NOT INVECTIVE”
    Don Bergmann

  6. I was at the DC march all day. It was an inspiring experience. The crowd treated one another with great civility, making way for young families with strollers and older people with wheelchairs. There was tremendous good humor, too, which was an antidote to the dark vision set forth by our new leader, who already is beset by preoccupations with his alleged enemies.

  7. Great job posting this Dan – loved the photos – I’m super proud of all Westporters who peacefully advanced the goals of women and girls, and all Americans, for safe, productive, healthful lives in the best traditions of America. My Facebook page is full of area friends who walked, and I’m grateful to each and every one of them (Ineke van Wijngaarden, Pam Miles and Liz Wilwe [Staples grads], Jesseca Bram in spirit, and so many more). The day was spontaneous, peaceful yet focused and forceful – I hope a harbinger of constructive organizing and expression to come.