Saturday, January 21, 2017

Let's just call it pussy power

Here in Victoria there was a rally and a march today to support the Women's March in Washington the day after D. T. was inaugurated. These rallies took place across the globe and here in Victoria there was a crowd like I have never seen before. The square was filled with people of all ages, spilling out into the street on all sides. I haven't heard an estimate but I know there were thousands of people there. I think the crowd exceeded what was planned for because we marched in a square around some of the downtown streets and when  the first marchers got back to Centennial Square the last ones hadn't even left.  A huge success.

Here are some images from this amazing afternoon, featuring a sea of pink.  




Many people wore knitted pink hats with pussy cat ears. 


Including Victoria's Raging Grannies, who led us in songs of rebellion and power, unity and tolerance.


It was wonderful to see so many people gathered, of all ages and genders.







Here's a final view of the crowd (thanks to Helen Zeilstra for the photo). I was so happy at the amazing turnout. It's time for all who oppose hatred to come together in love and support for one another. Pussy power is alive and well in the USA, in Canada and around the world.

We can get through this if we keep in mind that love trumps hate.  

I'm going to be knitting my own pink pussy hat because I have a feeling there will be more opportunities to wear it in solidarity. 
















3 comments:

  1. Son marched today in Tucson. I can't march but I was there is spirit.
    I want a pussy Pink Hat too ! I do not knit so I will check out Etsy.
    Great day for all Women Children and People of the world.
    Adam said he was marching for his sister.
    That brought tears to my eyes.
    I put some photos up on the blog.

    cheers, parsnip

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  2. Very good to see. We had a march here in Ottawa as well.

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