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DC protestors stand with Snowden to fight surveillance

A slew of people marched from Washington, DC's Union Station to the Capitol Building on Saturday, October 26, to express their concern with the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs. This photo shows a banner that refers to what some have called "the chilling effect" of the NSA's mass spying programs -- on journalists, whistle-blowers, and others.

For the detailed article associated with this slideshow, including Edward Snowden's statement read during the Stop Watching Us rally, go here.

Caption by / Photo by Twitter/Fight for the Future (@fightfortheftr)
"Protection" meaning, perhaps, encryption?
Caption by / Photo by Twitter/EFF (@EFF)
A reference to the Predator Drone program, which has reportedly involved NSA intelligence.
Caption by / Photo by Twitter/Emily Crockett (@emilycrockett)
Chilling effect becomes harshing effect.
Caption by / Photo by Twitter/Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein)
Obama as Big Brother.
Caption by / Photo by Twitter/Rania Khalek (@RaniaKhalek)
Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan speaks at the event. Amash is a vocal critic of the NSA's evasiveness before Congress.
Caption by / Photo by Twitter/Matthew Harwood (@mharwood31)
Boxes of petitions delivered to the Capitol during the event.
Caption by / Photo by Twitter/Sina Khanifar (@sinak)
This clever play on Obama's campaign slogan has been popular at NSA protests around the world.
Caption by / Photo by Twitter/Rania Khalek (@RaniaKhalek)
Sunlight through a banner makes an impromptu statement about a need for transparency regarding the NSA's highly secretive activities.
Caption by / Photo by Twitter/Peter Micek (@lawyerpants)
Is that text she's sending being "collected"?
Caption by / Photo by Twitter/Keith Ivey (@kcivey)
(Hu)manning the barricades.
Caption by / Photo by Twitter/EFF (@EFF)
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