This morning the Cowboy Indian Alliance officially opened the Reject and Protect tipi camp on the National Mall. I had to work and couldn't take my own photos of the opening ceremonies, but 350.org's photographers did a beautiful job and offered images on their facebook page. Here are a couple.
24 riders on horseback lead Reject and Protect opening ceremony march.
Reject and Protect opening ceremony marches down Independence Avenue.
Piscataway Tribal leaders (r) accept gifts from Cowboy Indian Alliance leaders (l) as they are welcomed on to historic Piscataway land that is Washington DC
After work around 7pm I couldn't resist and drove down the Mall to see the tipi camp. Follow me below the squiggle and have a look at my own photos and listen to some sound bites from this evening, April 22nd.
The stage is 100 yards from the Smithsonian Metro Station and thus very easy to reach for anybody, who wants to participate with in the procession. See details of our own efforts to do so here
I have some video footage, but could not load it up or edit it yet. I have also too many unanswered questions in my mind. Need to dig into that.