All in Demonstrations

Fire & Fury II

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Chicago is shrouded in dense ground fog.  It is difficult to identify buildings just two or three blocks down the avenues.  Fog obscures, but it also amplifies colors, which brings a certain clarity to the urban landscape.  It creates a mysterious whirl in the air.  

Fire & Fury I

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So when the Lord blesses us with a day or two of January temperatures in the forties, we hit the streets.  Today, it was Grant Park and the Women's March.  Some 300,000 people showed up, breaking last year's attendance number by about 50,000 people.

Gutsy Protest

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I was headed downtown today to photograph the cold.  As the 146 bus approached the Wrigley building I noticed, to my delight, a demonstration across the Michigan Avenue, in the plaza that abuts the Tribune Tower and the international style building just south of the Tribune.

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Today, somewhere between 200 and 400 people marched from Federal Plaza to the intersection of Wacker and Wabash (Chicago's official anti-Trump demonstration site) to protest the weekend's events in Charlottesville and President's Trump's multiple responses to it.  Clearly his 2-hour old comments from the lobby of the Trump Tower in New York City added fuel to the fire.