Protesting in Support of Women’s Rights
Late Sunday afternoon hundreds of people showed up at the Davidson Town Green to make their voices heard or their signs seen. See our album of photos from the event.
Motivated by the Supreme Court decision released on Friday, organizers wanted to provide a local venue for neighbors to protest. And people came. A lot of people came.
When the size of the group exceeded the Green’s available corner space at Main Street and Concord Road, members of the group decided to march. They crossed Concord Road and marched along the sidewalk on the Davidson College side of Main Street. They marched to the intersection at Griffith Street, crossed at the light, and marched back on the opposite side of Main Street.
When the marchers returned to the intersection of Main and Concord, many crossed back over to the Green while some stayed on the west side of the street. At times, the group chanted in a call and response mode with those on one side of the street starting the chant, followed by those on the other side of the street.
In the midst of it all, drivers were passing through the heart of downtown Davidson. Some honked and showed enthusiastic support. A few showed their displeasure with thumbs down gestures. Still others attempted to ignore it. They made no eye contact, and simply continued on their travels.
Davidson Police were notified in advance of the planned protest and were a visible presence around the Green – including several officers on bicycles. No incidents were reported.