On the afternoon of Election Day, the crowds on Pennsylvania Avenue were sparse. Some of the organizers of the Facebook group Pantsuit Nation posed for photographs. News cameras staked out their spots, made more difficult by areas being fenced off for Inaugural construction.
In the evening, crowds gathered in Lafayette Square and the Capitol Police closed down Pennsylvania Avenue. The group AZAAZ brought the letters for a banner reading “We Are Better Than Bigotry”. By the time a chorus sang at 10:30, the crowd had gone largely silent with the recognition that Trump was winning.
Others in the crowd included a violinist playing “America the Beautiful,” and two men in Hillary masks.