Corner of Charles Street and Northern Parkway, today, 8:15 a.m.

The man, above, an independent citizen, preferred not to give his name but said he was moved to make his silent statement because he disapproves of the Republican Party’s support of policies that favor the rich. He got a few thumbs up and a few nasty shouts, he said, as he stood with his placard during the morning rush hour.

Susan Gerardo Dunn is the founding editor and publisher of Baltimore Fishbowl.