Americans protesting what they say is out-of-control spending by the
nation's political leaders are rallying in Washington to voice their
Demonstrators from across the United States marched
on the Capitol building Saturday, chanting slogans, waving American
flags and demanding U.S. President Barack Obama and Congress slash
An Internet site run by protest organizers said tens
of thousands of demonstrators were expected to attend the rally and the
crowds filled several streets leading to the Capitol.
the protesters say they are outraged over the billions of dollars spent
on bank bailouts and the billions more in proposed spending on
health care reforms.
Organizers say the march and rally are the culmination of a series of events held across the country in recent weeks.
rally is organized by several political groups, including the Tea Party
Patriots, ResistNet, and Freedomworks, a Washington-based organization
headed by former congressman Dick Armey.
Republicans are slated to speak at the event, including a U.S. senator
and several members of the House of Representatives.
Some information for this report was provided by AP.