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The bus to the Women's March

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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 08:23 PM
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I am on the bus to the Women's March on Washington, and as I type this, we are leaving the starting point at a South Houston mall. The bus is full- 54 of us. There's men and women of all races, age 13 (or so) to elders. Many brought signs; a few brought paper fans of the type we used to use in church.

There's an air of excitement- but also an air of nervousness. I overheard a Chinese woman reassuring someone that she would be safe here in a group. One young woman was crying silently (nerves, she explained)

There was a group of about 30 well wishers to see us off with kazoos and glitter confetti.

Lots of us are live blogging this on Facebook and other platforms. I hope the mods won't mind me putting this here.

ATS doesn't seem to like my phone uploads so I will create a Tumblr account so I can share.

Hmm. The bus captain announced we have wine. This should be fun!



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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 08:25 PM
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originally posted by: Byrd


Hmm. The bus captain announced we have wine. This should be fun!



Drunk Soros Paid Trump haters.confirmed! Zzzzonik. FAKe NewS!

Have fun and keep us posted.



posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 08:27 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

i wrongly thought you were male


be wishing you well

have fun



posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

DP
edit on 19-1-2017 by kibric because: naughty


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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 08:32 PM
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Pretty cool that you are there
s+f


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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 08:33 PM
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What are you protesting exactly?


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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 08:34 PM
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Are you attempting to represent all women or only those that don't like Trump?


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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 08:37 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

How exciting! Stay safe, warm and away from professional provocateurs!

Send lots of pictures!


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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 08:42 PM
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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 08:44 PM
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Don't know if the bus is taking you to DC or to a nearby city protesting with you.
Portland will have about 35,000 people.

Have fun, but keep aware of your surroundings. Look for exits. Trust your instincts, always hope for the best, but plan, prepare, and expect the worst.

I hope all goes well throughout the country, but a crowd of people are collectively dumb. Every protest has anarchists who always escalate things.


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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

safe travels to you and your fellow travellers

i tip my hat to you for being involved, and look forward to your updates


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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 08:52 PM
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Have fun in jail .


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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 08:57 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

Don't forget to take bottles of water to flush the chemicals out of your eyes.



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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 08:58 PM
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originally posted by: collietta
Don't know if the bus is taking you to DC or to a nearby city protesting with you.


Direct to DC. We are part of the protest on January 21-the day after. A number of Facebook friends are attending sister rallies.

We will be there on the morning of the 21st. There's a big lineup of confirmed speakers - not sure if I will be able to stand without pain long enough to hear them but will catch as many as physically possible.

The rally begins at 10 am and the parade begins at 1:15. The route is a bit over a mile in length.


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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 09:03 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

Oh my lord I hope they return to work soon because this protesting nonsense is just that, nonsense. Go home you're wasting your time and ill informed.


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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 09:04 PM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: Byrd

safe travels to you and your fellow travellers

i tip my hat to you for being involved, and look forward to your updates


Thank you!

The amount of leadership and planning is impressive, as I have said. There's a lot of delightful little spontaneous things going on- people brought food to share, for instance.

As I type this there is a soft background of cheerful chatter.

I will nap soon. Long day of driving.



posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: weirdguy

I think milk works better for pepper spray.



posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 09:12 PM
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Safe travels Byrd! I personally think you are brave making that trip on a bus. But, I'm sure it will be well worth it. We will be waiting for your story and pictures when you get back.



posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

Best of luck.



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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 09:20 PM
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originally posted by: Indigent
What are you protesting exactly?



I don't think they really know, maybe when they get there they will tell them what to protest??



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