Protests against the American government’s surveillance of Internet activity have taken place all over the US. Hundreds gathered in such big cities as New York and Washington. All in all, the rallies took place in over 100 cities.
Other cities included Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, and Houston.
“Restore the Fourth”, the name of the protest, is a reference to the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, which protects citizens against unlawful search and seizure.
The online community willingly joined the rally on the Internet, with websites like Reddit and Mozilla supporting the cause.
The ‘Restore the Fourth’ campaign was born on Reddit last month and is being supported by Mozilla, the Freedom of the Press Foundation, and other US and international press freedom organizations.
“The purpose of the rallies is to spread awareness of and spur political action against unconstitutional spying by the U.S. government,” the campaign stated on its official website.
01:15 GMT: Around 2,000 protesters joined the New York City rally, ‘Restore the 4th’ organizer Tim Colella told RT.