Glenn Beck Rally
August 27, 2010 by USA Post
Glenn Beck Rally, The Tea Party momentum basis will be on display Saturday as the conservative movement converge in Washington, DC for “Glenn Beck Restoration of Honor” rally, an event that has been criticized by some civil rights leaders that will develop same day as the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. ‘s historic march of freedom.
Tea Party groups around the country are mobilizing efforts to support the rally, though organizers are giving up to the Tea Party label on it, and even went so far to evade the signs.
Beck has said that the rally will be non-political, despite its name may suggest otherwise. The keynote speaker is none beside him is Sarah Palin, a fierce critic of the policies of the Obama administration and a leading voice in the midterm elections.
Of all the chapters of the Patriots Tea Party “throughout the country,” I cannot find anywhere that people do not come to go to this event. Our members come from all over the country, “said Mark Meckler, co-founder of the organization.
The National Park Service estimates that about 100,000 people will be present. DC National Security and Emergency Management (HSEMA) is preparing for a crowd of between 100,000 and 200,000 for all events taking place in the national capital that day.
Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conducted a “Reclaim the Dream” march, one of several marches to commemorate the king.
Duel of the holding of rallies and marches of Martin Luther King Jr. have created some concern about the fighting, although both parties have promised a peaceful assembly.
“There are some concerns based on the nature of the facts and conflicting issues,” said Millacent West, director of HSEMA. “But we believe that we are working to address every challenge as he will. We have not heard or seen anything that would lead us to believe that this would not be peaceful.”
Sharpton and other African leaders have blasted the conservative right Beck and for distorting the legacy of the civil rights movement.
“What we are trying to do is to distract the nation from the agenda of Martin Luther King to his agenda, and I think that’s kidnapping of his legacy,” said the Rev. W. Carlton Veazey, minister of the National Baptist Convention and president of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, who held a press conference today to announce their opposition to the concentration of Beck.
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