Today I made my way into Sacramento for the Women's March, one of many around the nation that were sister marches to the one in Washington D.C. While I missed the march proper, I arrived to see the tail end arriving at the state Capitol's west steps. Pink pussy hats, part of the Pussy Hat Project, were in abundance, and umbrellas-as-protest-signs were also a popular motif given the drizzly, overcast weather in the greater Sacramento area recently.
A stage was set up at the Capitol's west steps, with attendees lining the sidewalks and down the Capitol Mall. Speakers ranged from politicians and local organizers, to artists, comedians, and activists.
A protest sign made and carried by a young boy walking through the crowds with his parents.
Rally attendees pack into all available space on the Capitol grounds.
A Muslim woman and girl scout leader stands on stage with her troop who presented solutions to many social ills, including kindness, peace, and understanding.
Spoken Word poets perform on stage during the rally at the California State Capitol.
Sacramento Women's March organizers say a few words on stage.
Between roughly 12pm and 1pm marchers lined the Capitol mall almost all the way back to the Tower Bridge, with rally attendees milling the capitol mall throughout much of the speaker schedule.
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