Freezing temperatures and even hail did nothing to prevent the 2020 Women’s March from making a strong statement for women’s rights in the nation’s capital.
Saturday, January 18th was the kind of cold that required three layers, two pairs of gloves, and three cups of coffee just to stay warm. Nonetheless, Washington, DC’s Pennsylvania Avenue was packed shoulder to shoulder with people from every corner of the country. They’d come from as far away as Los Angeles and as close as an apartment two blocks away, flooding into the nation’s capital to march in support of women’s rights and protest the Trump presidency in what was easily one of the more well-organized protests out there.
Posters ranged from humorous to dead serious. The march brought in groups such as the National Organization for Women and Planned Parenthood, along with supporters for presidential hopefuls including Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard, and, of course, Bernie Sanders. The march began on Pennsylvania Ave before wrapping around 15th St, Constitution Ave, and closing at the return to Freedom Plaza. As it began, it started to hail, but no one went home until the job was done.
Here are some scenes from the 2020 Women’s March.
Photos by Ash Griffith