MUNICH — (MunichNOW News) — A brilliantly sunny and very cold Bavarian Saturday saw upwards of 1000 demonstrators march in sympathy and support with the “Women’s March on Washington”. This local event was but just one of thousands of similar events all around the world on the day after the very controversial 45th President of the United States took the oath of office.

Passing by the Feldherrnhalle -- munichFOTO
Passing by the Feldherrnhalle — munichFOTO

The Munich event, organized by the local Democrats Abroad chapter, began across from the US Consulate and wound its way to Marienplatz, passing by Odeonsplatz. The symbolism did not go unnoticed as the large group passed by the Feldherrnhalle, the site of the final events of Hitler’s 1923 Beer Hall Putsch, the beginning of Fascism in Germany.

The responses and reactions from passersby and locals going about their Saturday shopping and errands was both positive and supportive. Müncheners going about their Saturday shopping and errand stopped, looked, took it all in, and smiled.

Meghan Driscoll, DA Munich Chair, urges on the troops! -- munichFOTO
Meghan Driscoll, DA Munich Chair, urges on the troops! — munichFOTO

DAG Munich Chairperson Meghan Driscoll continually urged on the troops with rousing cheers with the marchers responding in kind. The cheering and chanting continued all along the parade route.

 

Munich was represented in the global phenomenon known as the Pussyhat Project.  The Pussyhat Project launched Thanksgiving weekend with the idea of urging women around the world to knit, crochet, and sew 1.17 million pink pussyhats for the January 21 March.

Many pink “pussyhats” were in evidence -. munichFOTO

The march stopped in Marienplatz for a short rally before continuing on to Stachus where is finally finished up around 2:30 PM – with the sunny square echoing “This Land is Your Land” as the tired but smiling crowd joined in song.

Marienplatz was tge midway point -- munichFOTO
Marienplatz was tge midway point — munichFOTO
These girls elicited a big cheer from the crowd -- munichFOTO
These girls elicited a big cheer from the crowd — munichFOTO
Marchers pass by Marienhof on their way to Marienplatz -- munichFOTO
Marchers pass by Marienhof on their way to Marienplatz — munichFOTO

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