Metro Center Swamped

I’m stranded at work and unable to partake in any of this afternoon’s march. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have a bird’s eye view of some of what’s going on…

People have been pouring out of Metro Center at 12th & G since around 2pm with no signs of abetting. American flags, families, young and old. We have a great vantage point from our office window but alas no camera to share pics with you. I did sneak out at one point for my afternoon caffeine from Firehook and at the metro exit there were several volunteers with signs pointing people in the direction of the Mall.

I’m really amazed – it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a call for protesters responded to with so much volume. Usually you hear about these things and it’s a wash – not so today, obviously. It’s interesting to hear the “office buzz” today as well – there’s a lot of superficial “knowledge” being spouted but no real concern over the issue. Which I suppose shouldn’t surprise me, but it does. Everyone here in some way is affected by the issue but they seem blind to discussing it intelligently. They’d rather fret about how they’re getting home…

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

As one of the founding editors of We Love DC, Jenn’s passions are theater and cocktails. After two decades in the city, she’s loved every quirky, mundane, elegant, rude minute of her DC life. A proud advocate for DC’s talented drinks scene, she’s judged the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s ARTINI contest, the DC Rickey Month contest, the Jefferson Hotel’s Quill Cocktail competition, and is a founding member of LUPEC DC. A graduate of Catholic University’s drama program, she toured the country as a member of National Players, and has been both an actor and a costume designer before jumping the aisle to theater criticism. Writing for We Love DC restored her happiness after a life-threatening illness, and she’s grateful to you, dear readers. Send your suggestions to jenn (at) welovedc (dot) com and follow her on Twitter.

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