1/19/19 in D.C., along Pennsylvania Avenue, E Street, and Freedom Plaza
Batala was at the march, providing both energy and joy to the crowd.
Some marchers went by the White House. There was a barrier fence blocking off about 1/3 of Pennsylvania Avenue, and many people started to leave their signs on the fence. The police did not try to stop anyone.
The March for Life took place today. I didn’t go to the rally, but went to the Supreme Court before the march started. There were already many people there, both pro-life and pro-choice. Later, when the march started, I watched it by the Supreme Court and along Constitution Avenue. There were immense numbers of people in the march, with the first marchers coming by the Court around 1:45 and the last at 3:30.
As the 116th Congress convened at noon on January 3rd, there was generally a fairly festive atmosphere outside – greetings, photos, friendly but alert Capitol police, news media, onlookers, etc.
The Herndon Reston Alliance came with letters that spelled out Defend Democracy, setting up at various areas near the Capitol and Congressional office buildings.This is the same group that brings letters to the nightly Kremlin Annex protests at the White House.
The windows are a candy fantasy. Only a few candies – Jelly Belly jelly beans, Champagne Bubble candies, and cinnamon used to powder-coat the gingerbread window – were durable enough for the display. The other candies were created out of a variety of materials.
Inside the store, the candy theme continues in a few areas.