(EARLIER COVERAGE: Our photos of West Seattleites heading to the march)
(Gatewood pilot/photographer Long Bach Nguyen‘s aerial view of much of the crowd at the march’s starting point)
6:13 PM: With more than 100,000 participants, the Womxn’s March on Seattle lasted more than four and a half hours – from the first departures from Judkins Park around 11:15, to the Seattle Police announcement that the last marchers had arrived at Seattle Center around 3:50 pm, without incidents or arrests.
We covered marchers leaving West Seattle this morning (see those photos here); we appreciate everyone who has sent photos (firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-293-6302) and expect to add more.
Above and below, Trissa Hodapp sent photos of her group, all West Seattleites, from the end of the route at Seattle Center.
Trissa says, “My daughter carried the sign almost the entire route. It was so powerful and had positive energy.” The signs told the story of the day – this next one was photographed by Samuella Samaniego:
She also sent this view from the Chinatown area:
Carl Guess shared the photo below, observing, “Love the juxtaposition of the gospel tune lyric and the flag.”
The sign shown with this group of “walking West Seattleites” was from the school of “cup half full”:
Some signs were handwritten:
And in many views – what stood out was the prevalence of the pink “pussyhats”:
Many family groups – next are Stephanie and Madeline Gerding, photographed by Patrick Gerding:
The next two are from Y-Ma, who e-mailed: “We got to Judkins around 10:30. The crowd, the energy & respectfulness was kind of overwhelming. I think it took us about 90 minutes after start to actually be able to leave the park vicinity. Coming down the hill – it was an absolute sea of people for as far as one could see.”
That sea of people rolled and strolled on through the Central and International Districts, and on to downtown – this view is from Sarah Cameron:
And this, from Laura Dedon Oxford:
Next photo, via e-mail – “Denise Nelson and Lisa Stencel representing West Seattle!”
And here are students from a school that marched on Friday too – Taproot School:
Thanks to Lynne Meddaugh for that photo.
So what happened at the end of the march route? Barbara Dobkin sent this photo of performers on the Seattle Center grounds:
ADDED 9:40 PM: More photos sent since we published the ones above – thank you, again! Citywide media now quotes organizers as estimating about 175,000 people participated. The next three pictures are from West Seattle photographer Vy Duong:
Anna Yates took her daughters, Genesee Hill Elementary students, and shared this photo:
Another mom who took her child – Panayiota Bertzikis, who we found out belatedly is a West Seattle resident and was also among today’s speakers! She shared this photo of herself and her one-year-old, who joined her onstage:
From J. Lardizabal, more West Seattleites representing at the march:
Thanks to Layne Ahlstrom for the next three photos:
And Alki artist Susan K. Miller is the only person to send a sketch! “Reporting the old-fashioned way! 😊 This was Judkins Park at 9:15a, when you could still see some grass. Focused on that ERA NOW sign, exactly like the one I marched with 40 years ago because as several signs said, ‘Can’t believe we’re still protesting this’.”
ADDED SUNDAY MORNING: More photos came in overnight – the next two are from Karen Berge, featuring a two-sided sign created by one of the West Seattleites with whom she marched, Mary Sheely (seen in second photo):
Kathryn Aupperlee sent photos of signs that caught her attention, including these:
ADDED SUNDAY EVENING: A few more photos have come in – these are from The Lees:
“We’re a local WS family from the Puget Ridge area. We took the bus route #125 in front of SSC to downtown but since the buses were full from DT to the park by the time we arrived at the SAM, we just walked up to the park. I pushed both my kids in the stroller from there to Judkins Park. I didn’t have a pink hat so I hair sprayed my hair pink. My daughter is a kindergartener at Sanislo Elementary. I am on the PTA board.”
And from Aneelah Afzali, the West Seattleite about whom we wrote on the eve of the march, for which she was a pre-march speaker:
This was one of ~400 marches – photos seen on Twitter even included one in Antarctica.