By Carole Brodsky, The Ukiah Daily Journal January 21, 2017
Organizers and attendees estimate nearly 2,000 people gathered in Alex R. Thomas Jr. Plaza Saturday to join with others in cities in countries around the world to give voice to an array of concerns following the election and inauguration of Donald Trump on his first day in office.
Longtime Ukiah-area political organizers said that they were unprepared but thrilled by the numbers of people who turned out for Saturday’s march, which echoed the reports of record-breaking crowds demonstrating at marches throughout the country.
Luckily for the Ukiah press, resident Peter Barrett, husband of Pastor Judy Shook, was able to confirm the numbers of marchers for the UDJ.
“When the march began, I hustled up to near the front of the line,” says Barrett. “I missed probably the first 100 marchers. I stood in one spot, right near Mama’s Café and … read more here