Day of defiance: Nationwide protests as Slaughter House rushes through Demcare; Update: Kill the Bill activists will return on Sunday
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WOW: View of Kill the Bill rally from the Speaker’s Lobby, via Rep. Patrick McHenry
A symbolic pitchfork raised at the noon hour Capitol Hill Code Red rally today, via Keder
Noon hour crowd shot of the swelling protest on Capitol Hill, via Christinakb
Another crowd shot via Maryland Patriot
More photos at Instapundit, who shares an e-mail from a protester in D.C.: “On crowd size, Randy emails: “They announced 25K about 15 minutes ago. I cannot see side to side but it goes solidly from steps to pond and then around to the other side of the water. Before things got started it was full between the 2 walk ways leading up to Capital. Is now wider than that but I cannot see the edges from where I am.”
Nancy Pelosi’s Slaughter House convenes at 9am. The chaplain opened with a prayer that had this line: “Shield us with your Holy Spirit, Lord…and drive away all that is evil.”
Amen to that.
On the West Lawn of the Capitol, Tea Party protesters and health care takeover opponents meet at high noon to raise their voices against the rotten policy and rotten process that has led us to this foul moment.
I’ll post as many reader notices, photos, etc. from across the country as I can. Kicking off the rundown:
2-4pm today at Faneuil Hall – Meet up at the Sam Adams Statue.
Event: FLASH PROTEST – KILL THE BILL – SAN DIEGO
10:00am – Noon today
Where: Broadway, between 2nd and 3rd
Details here. [Link fixed.]
At Democrat Rep. Carnahan’s congressional office
8764 Manchester Rd
St Louis, MO 63144
SALT LAKE CITY
SAVE THE CONSTITUTION rally
10:30am today at the State Capitol
Update: San Francisco Bay Area protest recap here.
Update: Capitol Hill protests stretched into the evening. Many Tea Party activists will be back again Sunday to keep up the no-mentum.
Reader Joey who was in attendance in DC e-mails:
“After the day long rally, into the night there were speakers. Toward the end, we were asked to please email, and phone everyone and request they return tomorrow. We were told that the congressman would be praying inside the capital at 11 am and that it would be wonderful if we were outside praying. Just passing this along.”
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