On a blazing hot day in DC we are marching for immigrant rights! Here I am with Scott Edelman, and that may be Lauretta Nagel in the back. It is unusual to successfully meet up with friends at these things. Even with the help of cell phones the crowd is usually too immense. Preliminary estimates are that there were about 30,000 people there. We rallied at Lafayette Park, named in honor of a famous foreigner, across from the White House. The Post informs me that eventually the march ended at the Justice Department. We bailed out before then, searching for water and shade. However we were able to hear Lin-Manuel Miranda sing! This is not a particularly good picture, but you can see him on the jumbotron.
I’ve been asked why it’s worth marching. Have the protests changed anything much? They are inspiring,of course. But IMO the most important thing is to stand, and be seen to stand, against evil. You can’t always dress up like a bat and fight crime. But you can at least speak up. If someone asks whether we just turned away from oppression and inhumanity, well, a whole lot of us stood up against it.