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Thousands March on Capitol

Alternately singing "God Bless America" and hurling criticisms at the president and Congress, tens of thousands of protesters from around the nation marched to the Capitol on Saturday to protest what they call the intrusion of big government. The event was billed as the culmination of town-hall protests over August and was organized by antitax groups. A few Confederate flags waved in the air, The New York Times reports, and some Revolutionary War protesters were dressed in colonial gear. Politico's Ben Smith reports that signs proclaiming "Bury Obamacare with Kennedy" were being distributed. “This is not some kind of radical right-wing group,” Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) said. “I just hope the Congress, the Senate, and the president recognize that people are afraid of what’s going on.”