10 Photos From 'Stop Watching Us,' the Anti-Surveillance Rally

Edward Snowden's image and words loomed large at the protest.

Thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., over the weekend for "Stop Watching Us," the largest U.S. protest against mass surveillance to date. "This isn't about red or blue party lines, and it definitely isn't about terrorism," Edward Snowden said in a statement read aloud to attendees. "It's about being able to live in a free and open society."

Here's what the event looked like (all images from Reuters):







 

 

 

 

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Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He lives in Venice, California, and is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction.

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