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.

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