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Sat Jan 21, 2017, 06:01 PM

In 25 years, biggest crowd I've seen here (St. Petersburg, FL)...

and there are LOTS of big events here. I think a bunch of local repubs and wealthy were surprised. Marched right in front of Romney's party location (when the GOP had there convention in Tampa).

I heard one officer estimate 25,000.

Watching TV really doesn't capture the energy. Amazing.

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Sancho Jan 2017 OP
SamKnause Jan 2017 #1
Wounded Bear Jan 2017 #2
NCTraveler Jan 2017 #3
Eleanors38 Jan 2017 #4
Sancho Jan 2017 #5

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Sat Jan 21, 2017, 06:05 PM

1. Thank you to all who are participating !!!

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Sat Jan 21, 2017, 06:09 PM

2. K & R ......

Been K&R'ing a lot of protest threads today.



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Sat Jan 21, 2017, 06:47 PM

3. Great showing St. Petersburg, FL!!!

 

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Sat Jan 21, 2017, 06:51 PM

4. Great Stuff!

 

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Sun Jan 22, 2017, 11:09 AM

5. Follow up from the Tampa Bay Times (pics at link)

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/womens-march-surpassed-20000-protesters-making-it-largest-in-st-petersburg/2310416

Women's March surpassed 20,000 protesters, making it largest in St. Petersburg history

ST. PETERSBURG A women's rights protest of more than 20,000 people swamped downtown streets Saturday in a rejection of President Donald Trump

Organizer Amy Weintraub said for an event that was expected at its conception to draw only hundreds, the outpouring can be seen as the inception of a new wave of activism in the region.

"This is the first step in building a movement for people in the St. Petersburg area to get involved in social justice issues at a critical time," Weintraub said. Mayor Rick Kriseman declared Saturday as Women's Rights Day in St. Petersburg and assured the crowd that the city was a safe place amid a fractured America.

"If you're worried about what comes next in this country, you should know St. Petersburg is your shelter and we have your back," he said. "We're all in this together."

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