215,000 People Attend the Rally to Restore Sanity/Fear

November 1st, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Washington, D.C, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity/Fear took place on Saturday at Washington D.C with some estimated 215,000 people attending it. The rally, which is seen as a rival rally of the one organized by Glenn Beck, attracted more people than that of Glenn Beck. Glenn Beck’s rally attracted some 87,000 according to CBS.

The rally was used by the organizers, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to inform Americans not to listen to highly extreme politicians. Americans are highly polarized among the political divide and the upcoming election is seen as a test for the country’s top politicians.

During the rally, Stewart told the gathering that, “This was not a rally to ridicule people of faith, or people of activism, or to look down our noses at the heartland, or passionate argument, or to suggest that times are not difficult, and that we have nothing to fear. They are, and we do.” He said that, “But we live now in hard times, not end times. And we can have animus and not be enemies”.

Stewart also took the opportunity to criticize the media in the United States for blowing the problems of the country out of proportion and thereby causing unnecessary division in the country.

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