Sunday, October 27, 2013

Thousands of activists march on Washington to rally against NSA spying

Stop Watching Us rally
credit: @johnzangas/Twitter
Madison Ruppert
Activist Post

Thousands of activists joined forces on Saturday to protest the NSA surveillance of both domestic and international targets by marching on Washington, D.C.

This comes shortly after it was revealed that the NSA spied on the phones of 35 world leaders. Furthermore, both France and Mexico have recently responded quite critically to U.S. surveillance in their countries, though Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a cleverly worded denial of the reports.

On Saturday, it was also reported that 21 countries are in the process of creating a UN resolution to condemn NSA surveillance.

The march was organized by Stop Watching Us, a coalition of over 100 groups ranging from the ACLU to the Electronic Frontier Foundation to FreedomWorks to Demand Progress to the Council on American-Islamic Relations to Occupy Wall Street and many more.