Lafayette Park

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day I left my apartment and walked down to Lafayette Park aka "The Peoples' Park." The wind blew all the clouds away. The view of the White House was blocked by the Inauguration Booth and the Media Scaffold. The park grounds are covered with several different types of security fences.

Veteran of Non-Violent Protest

This is Concepcion or "Connie" feeding the animals that surround her throughout the day at Lafayette Park. She is originally from Northern Spain. She has been protesting the United States' (and the World's) use of Nuclear Weapons since the Reagan Administration. She has been here, outside the White House nearly every night since August 1981. The four-story media stand for the Presidential Inauguration can be seen behind her.