For those of you who couldn't attend the United for Peace and Justice UFPJ March on Washington today, here are a few of the images I managed to capture before the event I call 'Death of a Camera.' I'm a little sad, but it was almost 5 years old, but I had hoped to get more than 5800 shots before its demise. Now, back to the show...
If you want to see the whole show, you can go see the whole 100+ picture set on Flickr (you know, cool toys like seeing the images at the size you want and slideshows, etc.)
I asked my roomie, hotChilepepper, to help me out today and her assistance was invaluable. Since my camera is old, so were both of my batteries. She found a guy in a Sat truck (the one with the 6' dishes) who was kind enough to charge the batts every hour. Next, thanks to Joe for charging the batts every hour. I would have been done before the Rally even started without the assist.
10:00 AM -- Before the Rally
We got off the Metro and headed straight for the Code Pink gathering
Which was directly across from the Pro-War Contingent
We then hung out with the Blogger contingent, but had to cut out to get our credentials.
11:00 AM -- On Stage
While some Speakers stayed in the VIP area, others were comfortable swimming into the middle of the media.
Here are only a few of the Speakers -- You'll need to go check out the set to see them all.
hotChilepepper took that one
1:45 PM -- The March
Heading East on Constitution before the Capitol
Swarming down Independence Avenue
So there you go. This gives you a brief glimpse into today's events. I said something along the lines of "not too many groups," and hotChilepepper replied that "that was good, more regular people attended on their own." One 12 year old girl was kicking around ice with her sisters and I said "that has to be more fun that the March." She started to agree, the thought about it and came back with "Marching's fun too!"