21 September 2009

Daily Mail Article on 9/12 March

In all fairness to the Daily Mail, the Park Service has released its final tally of the attendance in DC on 9/12/09.
2.1 million
Some of the comments posted are priceless, and some are just plain ugly.

A million march to US Capitol to protest against 'Obama the socialist'
By David Gardner
Last updated at 6:59 AM on 14th September 2009
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As many as one million people flooded into for a massive rally organised by conservatives claiming that President Obama is driving towards socialism.

The size of the crowd - by far the biggest protest since the president took office in January - shocked the .

Demonstrators massed outside Capitol Hill after marching down Pennsylvania Avenue waving placards and chanting 'Enough, enough'.

The focus of much of the anger was the president's so-called 'Obamacare' plan to overhaul the U.S. health system.

Demonstrators waved U.S. flags and held signs reading 'Go Green Recycle Congress' and 'I'm Not Your ATM'. 'The protest on Saturday came as Mr Obama took his campaign for health reforms on the road, making his argument to a rally of 15,000 supporters in Minneapolis.

Saying he was determined to push through a bill making health insurance more affordable, Mr Obama said: 'I intend to be president for a while and once this bill passes, I own it.'

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