The Day After: Part 2

Around the world today, hundreds of thousands of people protested against President Trump. Here are some photos, taken by and of Westporters:

Sandra Long saw this sign at the Westport train station....

Sandra Long saw this sign at the Westport train station.

Anne Hardy took this photo in Grand Central. "The train ride was phenomenal," she says. "Very collaborative."

Anne Hardy took this photo in Grand Central. “The train ride was phenomenal,” she says. “Very collaborative.”

Westporters Clare Clark and Penny Pearlman attended the Stamford march.

Westporters Clare Clark and Penny Pearlman attended the Stamford march….

.... while Natasha Bowens and her crew were in DC.

…. while Natasha Bowens and her crew were in DC….

... and Staples Class of 1956 graduated David Wunsch was part of an "enormous turnout" in Boston...

… and Staples Class of 1956 graduate David Wunsch was part of an “enormous turnout” in Boston…

...and Westporter Sheila Ward sent this, from Nashville.

…while Westporter Sheila Ward sent this from Nashville.

The women's march welcomed all genders. This is longtime Westporter John Suggs and his 14-year-old daughter Rachel.

The women’s march welcomed all genders. This is longtime Westporter John Suggs and his 14-year-old daughter Rachel.

Fred Cantor was also in Stamford, with his wife Debbie Silberstein. It was his 1st protest since a Vietnam event his freshman year at Yale. Fred said the rally near Trump Parc was "definitely inspirational. A large turnout composed of a true cross-section of America. People peacefully chanted, while many brought a variety of creative homemade signs."

Fred Cantor was also in Stamford, with his wife Debbie Silberstein. It was his 1st protest since a Vietnam event freshman year at Yale. Fred called the rally near Trump Parc “definitely inspirational — a large turnout composed of a true cross-section of America.”

Also in Stamford: Audrey Rabinowitz and Bobbie Herman.

Also in Stamford: Audrey Rabinowitz and Bobbie Herman.

Staples Class of 2011 KD DeVoll (center) and friends, at the Washington march.

Staples Class of 2011 grad KD DeVoll (center) and friends, at the Washington march.

Westporter Katherine Ross took this photo in New York, and said: "This is what democracy looks like."

Westporter Katherine Ross took this photo in New York. She said: “This is what democracy looks like.”

Riley Baker is a Westporter who goes to school near Boston. She said, "It was an incredible day of speeches, activism, and coming together with 125,000 other people who share the same goals and beliefs I do."

Riley Baker is a Westporter who goes to school near Boston. She called that city’s rally “an incredible day of speeches, activism, and coming together with 125,000 other people who share the same goals and beliefs I do.”

Westporters Lisa Marriott and Pam Einarsen (right) join Laura Fishman and Marianne on "the longest line ever for the metro" in Washington.

Westporters Lisa Marriott and Pam Einarsen (right), with Laura Fishman and Marianne, found “the longest line ever for the metro” in Washington.

Among the many signs Amy Leonard saw in New York, this one stood out.

Among the many signs Amy Leonard saw in New York, this one stood out.

This final photo of Washington comes from Melissa Kane, chair of the Westport Democratic Committee. She heard that the crowd in that city alone was 1.2 million.

This final photo of Washington comes from Melissa Kane, chair of the Westport Democratic Committee. She heard that the crowd in that city alone was 1.2 million.

 

 

76 responses to “The Day After: Part 2

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  2. Trump won three mid western states by a combined 77,000 votes! If those three states swung to Clinton, she’d be the President. I wonder how many of the demonstrators didn’t bother to vote? A short time before the election, I heard on TV that Clinton had an 87 percent chance of winning the election! The election was “in the bag.”

  3. Arline Gertzoff

    Bravo to all who were out inDC,NY,StamfordYour activism is vital and must continue to bring down this hypocritical narcissit .USA is already great.We don’t need to go Backwards Get involved and “realize it’s the fight of our lives”

    • Arline, The time to get involved was on Election Day. Too many who voted for Obama stayed home. The big story was apathy and laziness! It’s over!

  4. God bless peaceful protestors
    God bless our president
    God bless America

  5. I was only able to attend part of the Stamford rally and march due to my health issues but I want to post remarkable quotes by a 13-year-old girl from Norwalk as reported in the Stamford Advocate:

    “President Trump isn’t a good role model,” said Aisha Memon, a 13-year-old Muslim from Norwalk. “He has made fun of disabled people and said racist things about African-Americans, Muslims and Hispanics.”
    Addressing fellow protesters at Mill River Park before the march began Saturday afternoon, Memon described a pattern of discrimination she said is taking place in classrooms across the country since then-candidate Trump proposed to ban Muslims from entering the U.S.
    “What scares me the most is that kids in my school think it’s OK to say things because they’ve heard the president say them on TV,” she said. “When President Trump disrespects women, it gives permission for boys in my class to disrespect me and my friends. When Trump says he wants to ban Muslim immigrants, it gives permission for kids to call me a terrorist.”

  6. Internationally, businesses are concerned, which is exactly what he wants.

  7. Strong turnout at the rally here in concord nh. Very empowering and also very positive!

  8. Strong turnout at the rally today in Concord nh. Very empowering and also very positive!

  9. Hey Melissa did you protest bill Clinton when he abused women and took advantage of a intern in the White House. What a great role model to women he was. Treated them nice and even gave them a cigar.

    • Love it! Hypocrites out in force. Good job!

      • Hypocrites out in force? Really? Maybe learning to be more precise and actually speak about individuals who are hypocrites would be more helpful. Castigating a large swath, as it turns out an incredibly large swath of people doesn’t feel all that useful. Why make such an inflammatory comment. The march yesterday was an expression by millions of people all over the world, can you really call all of them hypocrites. Not a lot of evidence to support your claim. But I hear your anger, that’s for sure.

    • Dick Lowenstein

      The subject is Trump, Not Clinton or Harding or Cleveland, all of whom had publicized extramarital relations. Not even Jefferson, who fathered children with one of his slaves. We’re talking about Trump, a man for whom size matters, like the size of the crowds watching him on Friday. Here is a president who doesn’t want to be loved or even liked, he wants to be worshiped!

      • Liberal’s idea of free speech is: you’re free to say whatever you please as long as what you say is what I want to hear. And if it’s not what I want to hear, then I’ll arbitrarily label it as “hate speech” and have it silenced and ultimately banned.

        • Interesting thoughts, Bruce. What’s your reaction to Sean Spicer’s tirade yesterday about Trump’s reaction to press coverage of the inauguration crowds, and his rather chilling statement about what the press “should” be covering?

          • i missed it Dan, but if you have a video handy I’d be happy to review it and share my thoughts (if any) with you.
            All the best,
            Bruce

            • How’s the reception in your cave?

              • Typical snide & smarmy one expects from you people. Face it, President Trump got more fat women out walking in one day than Michelle O did in 8 years.

                • You’re right, Bruce. My comment was rude and uncalled for.

                • Everyone is still waiting for your apology.

                • Bruce-or whoever you are-your post proves why the march yesterday was so important and why these they must continue. Your insult against woman does not make you a ‘bigger’ man or a ‘better’ man. It does make you ‘lesser’ of a man.

                  I will hope whatever woman is in your life (mother, grandmother, wife or daughter) can help and teach you.

            • Google “Sean Spicer 1st press conference,” then sit back and enjoy. After that, Google “Kellyanne Conway ‘alternative facts.'” That’s a good one too.

  10. I am so inspired by these pictures! Excellent idea, Dan, to have 06880’ers share these here!!!

    I was unable to attend any of the marches today, but I continue activism in many other ways.

    Hear Hear to the men and women (and kids!!) who uphold the principles of our Constitution, and spread feelings of hope and solidarity … today, and forever!

    (Anyone know where I can get one of those cute pink “kitty-ear” hats?)

    😍😍😍😍😍

  11. Photo taken by Westporter, Kim Ceman…

    Best, Kim Head of Household Operations

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  12. Quite amazing to be with many many interested and committed people marching in Los Angeles today.

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  13. Westport representing in Paris yesterday!

    >> Mara Barth >> Finisher: 105 marathons, >> 5 Ironman Triathlons >> http://www.ayearwithoutrunning.com >> “Mommy” as of 10-8-04 Sent from my iPhone

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  14. Westport represented in London yesterday! All in support of human rights, gender equity, refugees and the environment.

  15. Amazing, thanks to all who marched peacefully the world over! Just watched the film “You’ve Been Trumped” ….very sad & telling tale. Thanks for this post Dan, as always!

  16. Sheryl Lawrence

    It’s important to point out that the remarkable inclusive, positive energy that permeated the march in New York City yesterday, was enhanced greatly by the graciousness, civility and smiling support from all the policemen/women along the route. I can’t say enough about yesterday’s NYPD – they were with us all in true spirit and showed us what bridging a divide should look like.

  17. Ellen Lautenberg

    This is no longer about being a Democrat or Republican, or to Jeff’s point above, solely about Trump’s treatment of women. This is about trying to get Trump to understand that we are all concerned about his potential actions: Rolling back of Roe v. Wade but also gutting our progress on climate change, unfairly categorizing groups of people, taking away health insurance and reducing health services available to women, to name a few. There were many messages displayed on the thousands of signs there, and not all marchers were women (thank you to the men that were there!) Being in DC was one of the most uplifting experiences of my life and kudos to all that traveled long hours, barely slept but found energy in the moment.

  18. Since the concentration here seems to be on those who didn’t vote for Trump, rather than those Americans who did, I don’t think it would do any harm to give a little attention to some of the protesters who were violent and destroyed property, rather than those who didn’t.
    My favorite was probably the burning of the limousine in Washington D.C., however, the masked, black-clad protesters carrying anarchist flags and smashing windows was a close second.
    Though the majority of protesters were peaceful, it would be irresponsible not to mention the 400-500 rock throwing protesters and the 217 that were arrested….since we like to concentrate on the losers rather than the winners.
    I don’t remember any of the people who didn’t vote for Obama carrying on this way, though I could be wrong…

  19. I’ll be 70 in a few months, and never voted for a Republican in my life. I consider myself liberal. I also started this campaign strongly supporting Bernie Sanders. With all that said, I actually ended up supporting Trump, although I didn’t vote because I wasn’t in my state of residence. I wish I could fully express all the reasons I “flipped” my support, but there isn’t enough space. My liberal credentials are impeccable, so it’s no wonder every who knows me were stunned by my revelations.

  20. We had a wonderful and meaningful time in NYC, incredibly friendly and peaceful. As to violence on any side, don’t ignore the possibility that violence can be spurred by people who oppose the purpose of the public display and seek to denigrate the efforts by creating a fake reality. Some of what is presented in the news as accurate may be fake or distorted. Be alert.
    Don Bergmann

  21. don, it’s true that Hollywood may have set up a fake stage at the D.C. protest to film a limo being set aflame while surrounded by fake press who were also filming it, or that some of the 217 (apparently Trump supporters)that were arrested were behind it, though I’m ashamed to admit, that conspiracy theory did not occur to me…
    Next time, I will think before I speak..

  22. Thank you to all the marched yesterday. On behalf of my wife and 2 wonderful daughters I thank you with hugs and love.

    We must all stand up for woman’s rights and also the rights of all.

  23. I want to know where all these women were when Bill Clinton sexually assaulted at least 4 woman and had sex with an intern in the Oval Office. Where was the outrage then?

    Hypocrites, each and every one if them. Spoiled little snowflakes who didn’t get their way so they will scream and stomp.

    • Bill, the protests yesterday was not about Bill Clinton or the past. The millions who marched around the world were making a stand about today and the future.

      • Bart, being a world event, then there must have been a lot signage and discussion about the oppression of Muslim women in countries such as Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia today and in the future, correct?
        And on the flip side, I imagine the women in these countries were protesting Trump as well…

        • One of the most interesting signs I saw was carried by Muslim men. It read: “Muslim men support all women.” There’s a whole big world out there, Bob!

          • So then that’s why there’s been no big marches standing up for the rights of women in Saudia Arabia, Pakistan and Iran, they already have all the rights they want and need because there were some signs held by Muslim men in Washington that allude to such.
            If someone had a big sign that read “Trumps supports all women”, then I can say “there’s a big world out there Dan!” and that would be the end of it…
            I had no idea it was this easy.

        • Bob-my guess from reading your response that you support the conservative republicans who want to take the rights away from woman.

          • Brilliant deduction Bart, my comment showing concern for the rights of women in Muslim countries somehow leads you to the conclusion that I want to take away the rights of all women.

            You are exactly who I guessed you to be.
            Well done.

          • Bart – don’t forget we are also going to make the sky fall on top of you too.

      • No kidding. I was using Clinton as an example. Now all of a sudden they love other women but not back then?

        Because they didn’t get their way. Illegal immigrants need to go. H1bs, go.

        Other than that trump has employed many women in his companies. This is about people not getting their way.

    • No, we were really really furious with him. As was his wife and his daughter. What are you talking about? There was lots of outrage, I didn’t know one woman who wasn’t disgusted. Not sure who you are talking about.

    • Wow buddy, you clearly have some issues. ‘Spoiled little snowflakes’? What grown man talks like that?

  24. My daughters participated in the marches yesterday in Chicago and LA and both walked away invigorated and encouraged by the energy and enthusiasm generated by the large crowds. My challenge to them – how will you keep the momentum going? Put another way, what will you do differently tomorrow to make a difference? A march is great, but talk is cheap. One other question. I wonder how many people at the marches actually exercised their right to vote. If you didn’t t vote, I don’t have much sympathy for the aggrieved parties.

    • Why the assumption that marchers did not vote?

      • Exactly, Nancy. I am pretty sure that a lot of the people I saw yesterday in NYC had voted, of course, I couldn’t know for sure. But perhaps the non-voters or the Trump voters are starting to experiencemajor buyers’ remorse. There were so many people there, it was actually unbelievable, and the feeling in the crowd was positive, it wasn’t a hate filled experience. It was more about making sure the concerns we have for the future, for our grand children, for our great grand children, are not ignored. That the values we were raised with including modesty, humility, kindness, generosity are not forgotten. There was joy and love in the crowd, as corny as that may sound. Sorry some of the angry men in this discussion thread couldn’t have been with us as participants. We had fun and purpose. But if you feel we are hypocrites, not much I or anyone else can say to change your mind.

      • No assumption, just a question when you consider the low turnout numbers nationally.

  25. Dick Lowenstein

    Two-plus days of a new administration and already three big lies: (1) The inauguration crowds were the largest ever, (2) the “dishonest media” spread lies about the crowd size, and (3) Trump is not going to release his tax returns (though he promised he would). An auspicious start, better than one lie per day. Now there’s a record that might be true,

  26. I have no doubt Nancy is a great person and we would get along just fine….and that goes for you as well Jack.
    As for Dan, my family has known him for over 40 years, so I already know what a wonderful person he is…

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