Sunday, September 13, 2009
9 point 12: magnitude of rally takes authorities by surprise
Thousands Rally in Capital to Protest Big Government
By JEFF ZELENY | September 12, 2009 | NYT
WASHINGTON — A sea of protesters filled the west lawn of the Capitol and spilled onto the National Mall on Saturday in the largest rally against President Obama since he took office, a culmination of a summer-long season of protests that began with opposition to a health care overhaul and grew into a broader dissatisfaction with government.