Since I do not know downtown Raleigh and had no idea whether I could find parking, I spent a good deal of time online and on the phone finding out how to get to the demonstration by public transportation. Eventually, what I did was to drive to the airport [RDU], park my car, and take the Number 100 bus to the Capitol.
This does not exactly qualify as a heroic trek, but I will confess that I felt a bit adventurous as I sat on the bus passing NCSU [North Carolina State University] watching for my stop. When I arrived at the Capitol, a crowd was listening to some musicians and a singer warming up the group. The Raleigh News and Observor says "several hundred" people were assembled, but it looked a bit bigger to me. Here is a picture I took.
So long as I was in the middle of the crowd, the event felt big and important, but when I walked several hundred yards from the group to catch my bus back to the airport, the sounds were gobbled up by the night and it seemed small and insignificant in the big public space in front of the Capitol.
One old guy taking part in one evening demonstration in one state capitol. Not much to write home about but multiply that several million times and who knows, maybe we can take back our country. Lordie, I hope so.