Critics of the government’s domestic surveillance program will hold a rally in Hartford on Thursday.
The protest, which will start at 4 p.m. at the Old State House, is being organized by the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, the Connecticut chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Connecticut Coalition to Stop Indefinite Detention.
It comes in response to recent revelations that the National Security Agency has been collecting information about the phone calls and emails of Americans. The national ACLU has filed a constitutional challenge to the telephone tracking program.
“It’s time to stand up for our rights and express our support of those who are fighting for our privacy and our freedom,” said Isa Mujahid, field organizer for the ACLU of Connecticut. “We urge everyone who shares our concern to come and add their voices.”
The rally will start with a gathering at the Old State House, 800 Main St., Hartford, followed by a news conference and a march to the federal building on Main Street.