Not My President's Day March Feb 20, New York City, 2017
We were somewhat corralled, the movement of people paced by strategically placed barriers. I thought we would have Columbus circle, but perhaps for safety concerns it was kept free of protesters. People need the spectacle of people gathering to be attracted to the mass, which we didn't quite have. Unfortunately the only place for that in New York would be Times Square-already a sitting duck for security issues. There definitely needs to be a focal point, a stage with amplification for sentiment, for the crowd to move towards, and for the media to report on.
But in and amongst the people the mood was energetic.