Upwards of 50,000 marchers packed the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Saturday to show solidarity with marchers in Washington, D.C. and around the world protesting the Trump administration’s attack on Women and basic human rights.
I took the second train out of Doylestown yesterday. The amount of families and people of both sexes coming out to make their voices heard was amazing. By the time we all had reached Suburban Station in Philadelphia, the seven-car train was packed to the brim. If anyone knows SEPTA, a seven car train is a rarity.
The march went off without a noticeable hitch. There were no outbreaks of violence, only peaceful protestors making their voices heard.
It all started at Logan Square and continued up to The Oval (formerly Eakins Oval) in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Once the march got to The Oval speeches, drumming, and singing started on a stage at the center.
Here are some of the photos I took while covering the event for the Raging Chicken Press.
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