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Scenes from a Restore the 4th rally against surveillance
Scenes from a Restore the 4th rally against surveillance

WASHINGTON — The crowd’s signs range from the earnest — “Privacy IS security” to the humorous — “Sorry about all the porn, it was research.” The crowd is equally diverse, with everyone from members of the peacenik group Code Pink to a man waving a “don’t tread on me” Marines flag. All are gathered for one purpose: To request that the United States government stop spying on them. Chants of “restore the 4th” were common an Independence Day rally in Washington’s McPherson Square, a shout making reference to the Bill of Rights article barring unreasonable search and seizure. Speaker Madea Benjamin of Code...

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