In what is an unusual occurrence given today’s political climate, people with vastly different views about the role of government marched in solidarity on Saturday against a common foe: Domestic spying by our government.
Protesters marched on Capitol Hill in Washington on Saturday to protest the U.S. government’s online surveillance programs, whose vast scope was revealed this year by former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.
People carried signs reading: “Stop Mass Spying,” “Thank you, Edward Snowden” and “Unplug Big Brother” as they gathered at the foot of the Capitol to demonstrate against the online surveillance by the National Security Agency.
…The march attracted protesters from both ends of the political spectrum as liberal privacy advocates walked alongside members of the conservative Tea Party movement in opposition to what they say is unlawful government spying on Americans.
Although many of these activists were probably unaware of it, they were all marching against the unchecked power of big government. And that’s good to see.
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