During the Bush administration protestors frequently took to the National Mall to demonstrate their opposition to the Iraq War. Proving that protesting isn't just for the Left, tens of thousands of anti-government protestors demonstrated at the National Mall on Saturday. Make no mistake, though. This was not so much anti-government rally as it was an anti-Obama festival. Obama's proposed overhaul of the healthcare system was concern number one but protestors also were very vocal in their opposition to everything else Obama has done. Even more than not liking his policies they seem to just not like him him. More than one protestor held up signs calling for Obama's immediate impeachment. And who should be his replacement? One popular suggestion was FOX News host Glenn Beck.
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Estimates of the size of crowd on The National Mall have varied widely, from 60,000 to 2 million.
The protest brought out many families, including this mother/daughter duo.
Many signs called for the impeachment of President Obama.
This man used the imagery of a cross to use his point, one of many religious references to demonstrate against President Obama.
FOX News Host Glenn Beck is a hero to many of the protestors of who came to the Mall.
Many protestors, including teenagers, are hostile to Obama's call for Change.
"Don't Tread on Me" read this man's flag as he walked in front of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.
Obama as the Batman's Joker was a popular theme, even though it was a liberal who first designed the image.
American imagery such as the eagle were popular among protestors.
Many protestors draped themselves in red, white and blue.
A trash can on Jefferson Avenue was filled with discarded signs.
Protestors railed against what they characterize as President Obama's fiscal recklesness.
A protestor wants to "save" Medicare Advantage, which is a privately run version of the government-run program for the elderly.