22 Mar 2021

What do we want? Statehood! When do we want it? Now!

What a lovely day for a protest! (RSP)
Ward 6 organizer Andria Thomas came prepared with tons of signs and other DC Vote swag. Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen in the background. (MHC)
Ward 6 residents came out in force on the day that the House oversight Committee will hold a hearing on the D.C. statehood bill (RSP)
There was an atmosphere of joyful chaos and a sea of red and white all around. (MHC)
Most people spread along the (outer) Capitol Fence with their signs, encouraging passing cars to join in (RSP)
With the OK from the Capitol police, the crowd then headed west (RSP)
Both former and current Ward 6 councilmembers came out (RSP)
Some of the sartorial choices were encouraging and inspiring. (MHC)
51 in ’21 was one of several rousing chants during the hourlong rally. (MHC)
Shortly after this picture was taken, the Capitol police requested people return to the sidewalk. Which they did. A few rousing rounds of “what do we want? Statehood! When do we want it? Now!” and the crowd peaceably dispersed (RSP)

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