Solidarity, strength, power and above all defiance
They came from all over America and they were united against the new president, writes Jason O'Brien in Washington
First it was uncertainty, then fear, and now it is bitter division. It's not overstating it to say the next step for the United States and its politics is likely to define a generation. So what's it going to be: entrenchment or reconciliation?
While presidential elections here are always hotly-contested, an end to hostilities and some semblance of unity is generally in train by early January, and certainly by inauguration weekend.
Not this year. It remains raw, often heated, with opposing sides alternating between shrill and dismissive.