After months of watching with increasing worry, it was wonderful to do something, and even better, to be joined by so many like-minded others, men and women, young and old, of so many races and creeds.

It meant so much to me as an immigrant, from an immigrant family, that I was joined by friends. It was especially moving that I was joined by my daughter, who participated in her first ever protest at age 16.

I wore a pussyhat. Made by an American friend!

Tammy Sheldon (44) was born in Bangkok, Thailand and has been living in Amsterdam since 2000.