I decided to go, because what the heck it seemed like a proper deal. Driving there I was trying to remember the ones of these I'd gone to, and I think we're up to five. I'm not a sign carrier, but I do want to lend my support.
I'd seen some footage in New York of their protest, and it looked like a pretty good turnout in Times Square. The one here in West L.A., at the Federal building in Westwood wasn't as impressive. I heard someone say 200-300 people, but I think that upper end was his heart speaking. It looked closer to 150-200 to me,
In additional fairness, this may not have been the only protest in Los Angeles. I may have gotten my text message alert because I had long-ago signed up for the West L.A. area. It's possible -- and I suspect likely, as I think about it -- that there not only were other similar protest groups around the city, but a big one in downtown L.A.
Although this song isn't directly appropriate for the occasion, it overlaps enough so I figure I'd toss in a bit of entertainment. This is Tom Lehrer from his great album, That Was the Year That Was, with his song about protests, "Folk Song Army."