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Protesters and Pussy Hats flood DTLA

Photo courtesy Madalyn Rofer-Choate

Several blocks of Downtown L.A. were standing-room-only today as throngs of people jammed the central city to participate in the Los Angeles Women’s March and express their displeasure with newly sworn-in President Trump.

Police estimated that more than 100,000 came to the march but organizers said the figure was much higher, reported the L.A. Times.

It was so crowded that one Echo Park resident who attended said it was hard to move on streets packed with women and men. Madalyn Rofer-Choate of Angeleno Heights sent in photos showing First and Spring streets filled with people, many wearing the pink “pussy hat,” a symbol of protest created by Atwater Village yarn shop owner Kat Coyle.

By mid-afternoon, the marchers who had begun to leave Downtown caused a traffic jam on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. Many people carrying protest signs and weary kids walked down the sidewalks and lined up for food and drink at neighborhood cafes.

Photo courtesy Madalyn Rofer-Choate

Photo by B. Mann

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