Liberal protesters funded by secretive, big money non-profits marched to the headquarters of a conservative super PAC on Wednesday to protest the influence of secretive big money in politics.
Starting from a downtown Hilton in Washington, D.C., protesters marched more than a mile in sweltering heat before arriving at the headquarters of American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, the political group cofounded by Republican strategist Karl Rove.
The event was sponsored by such liberal groups as the Campaign for America’s Future, Rebuild the Dream, People for the American Way, Public Campaign, The Other 98%, Health Care for America Now, Alliance for Justice, Public Citizen, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
According to the event flyer, which included a picture of Karl Rove in an orange prison jumpsuit, the groups held a “march to indict” American Crossroads “for the crimes of trying to buy our elections and keep people from exercising their right to vote.”
The protesters announced they were “indicting” Rove on five counts, including “collusion with secretive groups to keep people from exercising their right to vote” and “engaging in fraudulent use of nonprofit status in order to shield their political activity from public scrutiny.”
“You are hereby commanded to cease and desist from these action that are undermining our democracy and the American dream,” the crowd chanted. “Failure to comply will result in a citizens arrest. Karl Rove, you are indicted!”
Karl Rove was not present.
Many of the groups sponsoring the rally engage in the same tactics they claim to deplore.
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