Washington is a liberal city, as are most cities. It’s no Portland, of course, you would never see an anarcho-collective here, but we span the spectrum from abolish police to defund police to reform police and are no strangers to protests where people on the same side may not agree on the best path forward.
But all of that was something we could argue about on Monday. Today we celebrated together. We, as a country, took the exit ramp from the road to fascism. Most countries don’t get to do this. Personally, I didn’t think we would make it. We still may not. But today was important. We accomplished something, and the world cheered with us.
Photos: Uri Lerner and Mark Lerner
Uri Lerner has a Master Degree in Political Science from American University in Washington and is a graduate of UC San Diego with a bachelor's in political science. He is a Senior Research Associate at Hanover Research Council in Washington, D.C.