Democracy & Demonstrations on The Hill


It was a busy Monday morning on Capitol Hill with continued Democracy Spring demonstrations & arrests at the Capitol as well as enough demonstrators at the Supreme Court for police to block off First Street between SCOTUS and The Capitol. This morning the Supreme Court heard the immigration case, United States v. Texas. For some good explainers on the case (it’s complicated) take a look at Vox and SCOTUS Blog.

I’ve photographed a fair amount of demonstrations at the Supreme Court & I always like getting to see the handmade creations that protesters bring to make their point. Both events didn’t disappoint as far as creativity is concerned; the giant butterfly & golden calf were favorites. Victoria & I teamed up to cover the events. Following are our photographs as well as a spotting of Jerry Greenfield (the Jerry in Ben & Jerry) being processed as part of a Democracy Spring arrest–he didn’t seem very concerned.

Keep--families-together
© Lorie Shaull
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Homemade signs are great. Homemade rhyming signs are even better! © Victoria Pickering
Alto-A-Las-Deportaciones
© Lorie Shaull
Victoria-DAPA
© Victoria Pickering
I-Am-An-American
© Lorie Shaull

 

Butterfly
The butterfly caught both of our eyes. You can see more of its details in Victoria’s photo below. © Lorie Shaull
Victoria-butterfly
© Victoria Pickering
Victoria-stop-separating
© Victoria Pickering

And over across the street, the Democracy Spring demonstrations at The Capitol.

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The Golden Calf takes a breather from protesting on The Capitol lawn © Lorie Shaull
Protester who were arrestes were on the steps of The Capitol. © Victoria Pickering
Protester who were arrestes were on the steps of The Capitol. © Victoria Pickering
Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's © Lorie Shaull
Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s © Lorie Shaull
The police line © Victoria Pickering
The police line © Victoria Pickering
© Victoria Pickering
© Victoria Pickering
© Victoria Pickering
© Victoria Pickering