40,000 San Diegans March Against Trump and for Women’s Rights – Photo Gallery

by on January 22, 2017 · 9 comments

in Civil Rights, Culture, Election, Media, Organizing, Politics, San Diego, Women's Rights

Photo by Lisa Mix, published with permission.

By Judith and Wayne Starker

January 21, 2017 was an historic day in San Diego – and around the nation and world – with the Women’s March.  According to San Diego Police, the crowd in downtown San Diego at the rallies and the march down Broadway was 40,000 women, men and children of all ages and all  hues.

The very front of the march down Broadway. By Frank Gormlie

It was definitely one of the largest demonstrations in San Diego’s history – matched probably by the huge immigration march of nearly a decade ago.

Here are photos from yesterday’s march – taken by this reporter and by a number of friends who sent them to us.

We’ll post more as we download them.

By Patty Jones

A light rain greeted the early marchers. By Frank Gormlie

By Frank Gormlie

By Frank Gormlie

By Patty Jones

By Byron Morton

Byron Morton

Photo by Linda Taggert

By Byron Morton

By Byron Morton

By Judith Starker

By Byron Morton

Judith and Wayne Starker

By Judith and Wayne Staker

by Judith and Wayne Starker

By Judith and Wayne Starker

By Judith and Wayne Starker

By Frank Gormlie

By time the end of the march reached the vicinity of the County Admin Building, throngs had already left the rally site.

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patti todd January 22, 2017 at 4:29 pm

Thanks so much, Frank. I so appreciate all your hard work as an activist. And I’m happy to report that two guys I know from the gym were out there supporting the cause.

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Frank Gormlie Frank Gormlie January 22, 2017 at 5:27 pm

There were loads of OBceans at the march and rallies. I saw Jason, Wayne, Carole, Stewart, Gio, Judith, Alice, Kate, Nathan, Meredith, Nancy, Marin … and former OBceans like Scott, Mike, Angie, … and I know there were many others.

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Geoff Page Geoff Page January 23, 2017 at 11:57 am

I was there too, it felt odd to be in such a demonstration so many years after my last involvement in the Vietnam war protests. But, it was good energy, good humor, and lots of determined people. It was good to see there were plenty of men there. I just wanted everyone to know that not every old white guy is like Trump and his minions.

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bob dorn January 23, 2017 at 8:30 am

Lovely pictures of a major moment in the movement. Maybe — only maybe — police got the estimate of 40,000 right and — more probably — a whole new context has been established about who’s got the mojo.

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Sue January 23, 2017 at 12:30 pm

40,000……that doesn’t even fill a stadium. Qualcomm seats 70K. Somehow these organizers want us to believe that a group of people 1/2 the size of a stadium crowd is huge and represents the majority of voters voices? No. Try again.

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Marc Snelling Marc Snelling January 24, 2017 at 11:38 am

LOL. The Chargers didn’t fill the stadium either.

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Jane Donley January 23, 2017 at 1:47 pm

You missed my favorite sign, “Free Melania.” The most striking aspect of this march was how peaceful and optimistic it was. And unlike the many anti-Vietnam war marches I attended in D.C., there was little or no pot.

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Ernie McCray Ernie McCray January 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Love these historic pictures.

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unwashedwallmartThong January 23, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Substantially awesome.

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