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March on Crystal City

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One thing about this march route was that it was somewhat scenic, marching along the banks of the Potomac River.  However, having marched something like four miles already, we were not in any sort of condition to appreciate the view.  One thing about this march route was that it was somewhat scenic, marching along the banks of the Potomac River.  However, having marched something like four miles already, we were not in any sort of condition to appreciate the view.

One thing about this march route was that it was somewhat scenic, marching along the banks of the Potomac River.  However, having marched something like four miles already, we were not in any sort of condition to appreciate the view.

One thing about this march route was that it was somewhat scenic, marching along the banks of the Potomac River.  However, having marched something like four miles already, we were not in any sort of condition to appreciate the view.  One thing about this march route was that it was somewhat scenic, marching along the banks of the Potomac River.  However, having marched something like four miles already, we were not in any sort of condition to appreciate the view.

One thing about this march route was that it was somewhat scenic, marching along the banks of the Potomac River.  However, having marched something like four miles already, we were not in any sort of condition to appreciate the view.  One thing about this march route was that it was somewhat scenic, marching along the banks of the Potomac River.  However, having marched something like four miles already, we were not in any sort of condition to appreciate the view.


Crossing under the Roosevelt Bridge, which carries Interstate 66 into Washington.

Crossing under the Roosevelt Bridge, which carries Interstate 66 into Washington.


After crossing under the bridge, it became quite apparent that we were almost there.

After crossing under the bridge, it became quite apparent that we were almost there.


Shouting, “Anticapitalista!” as we approached the Lincoln Memorial.


As we approached the Lincoln Memorial, we spotted a row of Park Police officers on horses.

As we approached the Lincoln Memorial, we spotted a row of Park Police officers on horses.


Our final approach to the Lincoln Memorial, as we reached the ANSWER march.

Our final approach to the Lincoln Memorial, as we reached the ANSWER march.


Our timing couldn’t have been better.  The ANSWER march was just starting to move as we arrived.  Our plan was to join the march right behind the Anarchist People of Color (APOC) group, though I don’t believe we succeeded in locating the group.  Nonetheless, we joined the mainstream march, functioning as a bloc within the larger march.


Watching the march, and waiting for the APOC group to arrive.

Watching the march, and waiting for the APOC group to arrive.


The scene at the Lincoln Memorial as we waited for APOC to arrive, as a large chunk of the ANSWER march passed us.


While we waited for the APOC group to arrive, we took an opportunity to see some of the other participants in the mainstream march.  While we waited for the APOC group to arrive, we took an opportunity to see some of the other participants in the mainstream march.

While we waited for the APOC group to arrive, we took an opportunity to see some of the other participants in the mainstream march.

While we waited for the APOC group to arrive, we took an opportunity to see some of the other participants in the mainstream march.  While we waited for the APOC group to arrive, we took an opportunity to see some of the other participants in the mainstream march.

While we waited for the APOC group to arrive, we took an opportunity to see some of the other participants in the mainstream march.  While we waited for the APOC group to arrive, we took an opportunity to see some of the other participants in the mainstream march.

While we waited for the APOC group to arrive, we took an opportunity to see some of the other participants in the mainstream march.  While we waited for the APOC group to arrive, we took an opportunity to see some of the other participants in the mainstream march.

While we waited for the APOC group to arrive, we took an opportunity to see some of the other participants in the mainstream march.  While we waited for the APOC group to arrive, we took an opportunity to see some of the other participants in the mainstream march.


While we waited, and even after we got going, this gentleman with red hair proceeded to make a large nuisance of himself, aggressively asking loaded questions to some of the participants in our black bloc.

While we waited, and even after we got going, this gentleman with red hair proceeded to make a large nuisance of himself, aggressively asking loaded questions to some of the participants in our black bloc.


At last, we are underway!  And still carrying the pot of chili and the basket of other foodstuffs, no less.

At last, we are underway!  And still carrying the pot of chili and the basket of other foodstuffs, no less.


Marching towards Memorial Bridge after we joined the mainstream march.


The march continues, heading toward Memorial Bridge.  The march continues, heading toward Memorial Bridge.

The march continues, heading toward Memorial Bridge.

The march continues, heading toward Memorial Bridge.  The march continues, heading toward Memorial Bridge.


Someone had also scattered copies of IRS Form 1040 on the ground along the early part of the march route.

Someone had also scattered copies of IRS Form 1040 on the ground along the early part of the march route.

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