‘Stop Watching Us’ Organizes Mass Surveillance Protest

Rally held in D.C. by public advocacy groups

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Thousands marched to the Capitol to protest NSA surveillance on Saturday, following a week of news that the U.S. had spied on leaders of 35 countries, according to a classified document leaked by Edward Snowden.

Stop Watching Us, a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy groups that wants Congress to end mass surveillance, organized the march, USA Today reports.

“No matter what they say, we’re going down the path toward tyranny,” one protester said.

Leaders in France, Italy, Spain and Brazil have protested the surveillance, and Germany is sending an intelligence team to Washington to discuss the issue.

[USA Today]