We can “not allow the negative rhetoric of the Trump campaign to dictate how we live our lives,” Tiffany Walker told a few hundred people shivering outside of the Connecticut Old State House. Walker organized and led Sunday’s Equality March from the landmark to the Connecticut State Capitol, with activists chanting “bridges not walls” and “Black lives matter” along the way. Protestors marched in the streets, thanks escort by the Hartford Police Department.
Those exercising their First Amendment rights were largely not the usual suspects found participating in area marches. Several people we talked to said that with everything that has happened, they can not sit home feeling sorry for themselves. This has been a wake up call to get up, get out, and get involved.