A succession of speakers, including American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis, offered support. They warmed up the crowd for Sharpton, whose raspy voice rang out, “No justice? No peace!” as the crowd shouted along with him, over and over.Oh, OK. Issuing threats now are we? Fine, so I guess we'll have mob rule because poor little Bammy can't have his tax increase.
A woman stomped her feet in the grass, and people pumped their fists.
Referring to Congress, Sharpton said, “If you won’t get the jobs bill done in the suite, we will get the jobs bill done in the street!”
So we've got Obama Cabinet members and MSNBC hosts in on the action. They fail to mention Obama's good buddy Sharpton owes millions in back taxes, but let's play along.
Resist we much and all that.
Several D.C. Council members as well as Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and consumer activist Ralph Nader spoke at the rally.Meanwhile, here's something you won't see reported.
Shortly after 1 p.m., the crowd at the Washington Monument started marching toward the King Memorial. A group of women shouted, “We! Are! The 99 per cent!” Others chanted, “Who’s got the power? We’ve got the power! People power!”
In case you can't make out what that charming fellow was saying, here you go.