Americans came from near and far — California, Georgia, Mississippi, Maryland — to the Jon Steward/Stephen Colbert rally to Restore Sanity And/or Fear. There were no political speeches but lots of political signs; no sermonizing, just lots of wicked satire. It was a diverse crowd of young, middle-aged and old, black, white and brown.
There will be plenty of time to fight over crowd size later. Suffice it say, for now, that a whole lot of people came out to express their disgust with fear-mongering, hate speech and incivility.
A few scenes snapped with my iPhone: