Members of U.S. and Canadian collegiate rowing teams compete in the Olympic length of 2000 meters of the Dad Vail Regatta, on the Schuylkill River, in Philadelphia, PA, on May 12, 2017. With over a hundred competing teams the three-day long Dad Vail Regatta is the largest regular intercollegiate rowing event in the United States.
Authorities now estimate the crowd size for the Women’s March, the day after to have been three-times larger then the crowds gathered to witness Trump take the Oath of Office, on Friday January 20, 2017.
Putting on a different hat is all it takes for one local man to create front-row access to future (and past) presidents.
Wear a red “Make America Great Again” hat and blend in with Trump supporters. Put on a green “Mexico” cap and watch vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine speak from only a few feet away.
At various political rallies in Pennsylvania over the past month, I spotted Jonathan Lee Riches wearing different “hats,” claiming to be a Muslim supporter for Trump at one rally and a Muslim for Clinton at an other.
Jonathan Lee Riches, a West Chester man of 39 and former federal prisoner, describes himself in social media profiles as a truth-seeking sleuth. In this quest he has filed thousands of lawsuits and open-record requests. Many of them are unfruitful.
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