Unfortunately, Don was sick on Saturday, so I went to the protest at the Capitol by myself. I did run into several friends though.....Elspeth, being one whom I saw early in the day. :)
I found this sign to be quite humorous. ;)
While walking down State Street, I ran across someone holding the sign I drew for Don to carry weeks ago (Tuesday, February 15, 2011 to be exact)! I was happy to see that it was still being put to good use and had weathered well throughout the various forms of precipitation we've had since the protests began.
I also walked around Capitol Square and took a few photos of the massive crowd. This photo shows the size of the crowd from the middle of Wisconsin Avenue.
I stood in place and took another photo slightly to the right, towards State Street, hoping to get a good take on the size of the protest gathering.
And this was taken facing State Street directly. Truthfully, the protestors actually surrounded the Capitol, but the heaviest concentration of people were between Wisconsin Avenue, State Street, and W. Washington Avenue.
A photo from when I got closer to State Street.
And a photo of what State Street looked like.......people just continued to stream up towards the Capitol.
I took this as I left to head home.......
On my way back to the parking ramp, I took this photo showing the crowd crossing State Street at the intersection of W. Dayton and N. Fairchild. It was this crowded as far as the eye could see down State Street, and that is no exaggeration.