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US protesters call for end to spying

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October 31, 2013

The Protesters have been urging Congress to reform the legal framework supporting the National Security Agency's secretive online data gathering since the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's disclosure of classified information about the programmes that are designed to gather intelligence about potential foreign threats.

People carried signs reading: "Stop Mass Spying," "Thank you, Edward Snowden" and "Unplug Big Brother" as they gathered at the foot of the Capitol to demonstrate against the online surveillance.

The event was organised by a coalition known as "Stop Watching Us" that consists of about 100 public advocacy groups and companies, including the American Civil Liberties Union, privacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation, Occupy Wall Street NYC and the Libertarian Party.

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Al Jazeera
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