PHOTOS: Nosara marches against Trump

January 21, 2017
7 Comments

NOSARA, Guanacaste — About 100 residents of Nosara took a stroll Saturday morning on Playa Guiones in what was billed as a march of solidarity for women’s rights and a protest of the inauguration of President Donald Trump. They toted signs advocating equality, love and peace, and there were a couple of short speeches about uniting as brothers and sisters to create a better world for our children.

The event was one of several planned around the country today, inspired by the Women’s March on Washington and hundreds of sister events worldwide.

Karl Kahler/The Tico Times
Karl Kahler/The Tico Times

Elaine Cohen, a visitor from Massachusetts, initially asked a few women to get together and take a walk on the beach in solidarity, and word spread quickly.

“We are all one! We are one,” she shouted to the mostly U.S. crowd. “We are sisters and brothers everywhere, and this is for our children …. We will get over this, we will move on, and we will have a future.”

Karl Kahler/The Tico Times
Karl Kahler/The Tico Times

Cohen said she was pleased with the turnout.

“It’s not a professional protest; it is a group of women who told other women and their spouses and children, and you know what, it’s about everybody. It’s a nonpartisan walk. It’s about human rights, dignity, equal pay and the future of our babies. This is all about the future.

“I believe that people need to have a better quality of life, and people should not be fearful of the future. They should be hopeful. That’s what I have against Trump. He’s taken away our hope.”

Karl Kahler/The Tico Times
Karl Kahler/The Tico Times

Nice Alterman, president of the Nosara Civic Association, said, “The day after the election I actually felt distraught. I’ve never felt distraught in my entire life, honestly, and I think it’s a feeling of frustration, and what do you do to express the fact that you don’t believe in the rhetoric that was put out there?”

Karl Kahler/The Tico Times
Karl Kahler/The Tico Times

Audrey Obremski drove two and a half hours to get here, from Playa San Miguel, halfway between Samara and Malpaís.

“I’m sitting there just feeling helpless and blown away, and I need to see some other people who are panicking as much as I am,” she said. “I’m not a panicker, but this is the most freaked out I’ve ever been in my whole life, I think. This is serious stuff, this is all of humanity, this is terrible.

Karl Kahler/The Tico Times
Karl Kahler/The Tico Times

“I’m worried about Donald Trump pushing the button, I’m worried about him mocking handicapped people as an example for the children of America, and women, how he treats them. … The man is insane. I don’t know why a gang of psychiatrists don’t jump up and say this man is mentally unstable, he can’t run a country. … It’s a sin against humanity that this is happening.”

Karl Kahler/The Tico Times
Karl Kahler/The Tico Times
Karl Kahler/The Tico Times
Karl Kahler/The Tico Times
Karl Kahler/The Tico Times
Karl Kahler/The Tico Times
Karl Kahler/The Tico Times
Karl Kahler/The Tico Times
Karl Kahler/The Tico Times
Karl Kahler/The Tico Times

You may be interested

Off the eaten path: Ban Mee
Off the eaten path
2219 views
Off the eaten path
2219 views

Off the eaten path: Ban Mee

William Ayre - August 18, 2018

You might not expect to find an authentic Vietnamese restaurant tucked away on Calle 38 in Paseo Colon, near the…

Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms
Latin America
1165 views
Latin America
1165 views

Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms

AFP / Alexander Martinez and Esteban Rojas - August 18, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela—Uncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting…

Costa Rica Rocks: A night of heavy metal in Cartago
Arts and Culture
1273 views
Arts and Culture
1273 views

Costa Rica Rocks: A night of heavy metal in Cartago

Eduardo Doryan - August 17, 2018

Paraíso, a small city about 8 kilometers southeast of Cartago is known for the beautiful surroundings that gave it its…