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Sights & Sounds of July 4th’s DC NSA Protest

By on 7.5.13 | 3:49PM

Yesterday’s Independence Day festivities in the nation’s capital included a protest of NSA surveillance called #RestoreTheFourth. A diverse crowd of 200 to 250 gathered, brandishing signs, distributing literature, and chanting slogans. Speakers included NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, who was unsuccessfully prosecuted under the Espionage Act, Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin, and Cato Institute privacy expert Julian Sanchez.

There has been plenty of written reporting on the event, but follow these links to my recording of Drake’s defiant speech and high-resolution photographs of the goings on.

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