Participants in Saturday's Women's March in Washington, D.C., a protest that drew hundreds of thousands of participants protesting the inauguration of President Donald Trump, ended with thousands of protest signs left on the sidewalk in front of Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.
According to The Washington Post, thousands of signs were left at the Hotel, located down the street from the White House:
Holly Willebrand took a photo of herself in front of the sea of hand-crafted messages.
“It a good sign of solidarity,” Willebrand said.
The 32-year-old from Norfolk said the entire mood of the demonstration has been “powerful and hopeful.”
“Everybody loves each other. It’s a totally different feeling from other rallies I have heard of,” she said.
The Women's March was organized via a Facebook post that went viral. Protests were organized all over the world, and a large number of the attendees wore hats that were a inspired by Trump's comments to reporter Billy Bush during the campaign about grabbing women by their genitalia.
The march was peaceful, but drew criticism for its denial of pro-life women's groups to join the event. Many pro-life groups opted to marched Saturday despite the organizers' decision to exclude them.