The first day of the 2017 General Session was greeted by a throng of protesters who descended on Capitol Hill. To be honest I have never seen so many people fill the Capitol building. There were at least 5,000 people who marched from downtown SLC up the hill to the buildling...in the snow. A remarkable showing.
So what was the fuss about? After our business adjourned in the Chamber, I went undercover into the crowd to investigate source of their ire. I discovered that there were many voices being sounded. Here is what I found.
When someone says "Women's March", what comes to mind? These posters seem to fit the bill.
Well ok, so maybe this dude doesn't come to mind.
Bullet shooting uterus? Tell me more.
Of course, there are those who simply can't resist the temptation to take a protest into the gutter.
There were some folks dealing with some serious angst issues. Hopefully this loud and sweaty conclave allowed them to shake out the anger.
Some folks didn't get the memo or showed up to the wrong protest.
Masses of People
It's amazing to see everyone showing up on a work day in a snowstorm.
NOTE: I made a specific effort to avoid the public restrooms. I was having disturbing flashbacks to Lalapalooza.
I am sure this won't be the last protest we see at the Capitol before the Legislature finishes its work in March. Lets hope the next one features symbols other than crudely named knit-caps.