FIRST: I did fix the "Long Nightmare Will Be Over" gif--yes, it should be January 20, 2009!
Now, some photos from the Rally which became a (permit-less) March.
The rally area, at Federal Plaza (Calder sculpture in the background)
One of my favorite (silly) placards
Heading towards Michigan
On the street, beneath the new banners celebrating our President Elect, Barack Obama
Protesters have fun
Two ebullient protesters
Not sure where this is (but in the Loop!)
A drummer, heading back towards Michigan Ave.
Illinois's very gay state seal
The Chicago mounties
Near Wacker Drive (and those famous Marina "Honeycomb" Towers)
Alongside the Chicago River on Wacker Drive (I took this photo from Starbucks window--the young black folks working in there were quite supportive)
Back on the street
Some impromptu young marchers who joined on Michigan Ave.'s Miracle Mile
On Michigan Avenue's Miracle Mile