Glenn Beck's rally attendance was around 87,000 people according to news reports. There were hundreds of thousands of people at the National Mall, near the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The Al Sharpton rally was also today in Washington DC.
Al Sharpton voiced opposition of Glenn Beck's rally, challenging the venue and date chosen by the Fox News commentator.
Today is an important day in history for the Civil Rights movement, as it is the date where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood at the very spot where Glenn Beck's rally took place and told the famed "I have a dream" speech.
Al Sharpton held his own rally, and it only brought in 3,000 to his attendance.
Glenn Beck's rally was about the troops - it was about Restoring Honor to the US. Al Sharpton's rally was about "restoring the dream" - but I would venture to say that we have achieved the dream. After all, our president is African American, and opportunities are not available to people any more just on the basis of their skin color.
On the flip side - the beautiful thing about America is that we all have our freedoms. It's great that Al Sharpton was able to hold his own rally on the date that he so choosed. However, Dr. Alveda King, MLK's niece, was a speaker at Glenn Beck's rally.