In Washington, DC on the Inauguration Day, I’m aware of three progressive activist events that look forward into the administration of Barack Obama. Here they are, laid out on a map:
1. All-Day Progressive Presence in McPherson Square (just north of the White House), with heated tents… important for a day that looks to be down in the thirties.
2. Ben Masel’s “Stop Government Spying” anti-FISA protest is on the NW corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 9th St, in front of the FBI building, on the Inaugural Parade route.
3. The Oath of Office Demonstration reminding Barack Obama to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution” will be on the SW corner of Pennsylvania and 9th St, in front of the Department of Justice, also on the Inaugural Parade route.
All three actions will be taking place starting in the morning and continuing until the end of the parade. Note the green spots on Pennsylvania Avenue where pedestrians can cross the Inaugural route until 1:30 pm, about an hour before the parade starts. This is a great way to head from one activity to another as you visit them all.