Seattle is fucking awesome.
Don’t worry, that pat on my adopted city’s back does have some justification. In the face of the executive order on Friday that banned, among others, Syrian refugees and individuals from several Muslim countries from entering the United States, Seattle threw together a protest on Sunday night. Just, you know, a small little protest:
I LIED ABOUT IT BEING SMALL, GUYS. (And this photo was taken from the back!)
It was awesome to see everyone out there, protesting yet another unethical, probably-illegal (or should be) thing that the Trump administration was doing. That there were thousands (I think? Finding an official count is difficult) of people out there on such short notice was nothing sort of amazing.
We have to keep resisting like this. Showing up and having our voices be heard.
(And it doesn’t have to be just marches and rallies. If you’re disabled, or can’t handle crowds, or have any other condition that makes marches/rallies a bad fit for you, there’s still a lot you can do. Send letters to, e-mail, or call your representative! Donate to causes! Commit dark sacrifices! Lots of options.)
This was also a protest where I got to be out there with a significant number of friends, which is always a good way to increase one’s endurance for such activities. It’s so good to know you have friends that think along similar lines to you. Also, being around people I know super helps with any crowd anxiety I experience. It was wonderful to have them all there, and I hope we can all keep protesting together in the future.
With that, I’m going to just leave you with some more photos and a short (bad quality due to WP upload limits and camera phone) video. Long live the Resistance against Trump. Stay safe and sane out there, everyone. <3
Seeing this little old lady protesting made me so, so happy.
Right as we left it started turning into a march! (Also, this woman’s sign said something along the lines of “Our Whiteness is Ruining America,” which I thought was awesome.)