by Mike Masnick
Mon, Oct 28th 2013 3:33am
Last week, we mentioned that the Stop Watching Us coalition had put together a rally against surveillance in Washington DC this weekend, and it turned out to be a massive success. USA Today had some pretty good coverage, noting that thousands attended. The official count we heard was that more than 3,000 ended up attending, which is mighty impressive. It also was the top story on the NBC evening news. Attendees also delivered a petition to Congress signed by nearly 600,000 people demanding that Congress do something about the NSA surveillance. There's a great three-minute summary video.
Considering this was put together in a very short period of time and not by any of the "usual" well-connected DC organizers, it looks like a tremendous success. Congrats to everyone involved, though, as lots of people noted, this was only the beginning of a very long process. That process looks to take another big step tomorrow with the expected introduction of the USA Freedom Act, but there's still plenty of work that needs to get done.
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