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Washington, D.C. -- 4 July 2013

1. Wide shot woman speaking at rally

2. Wide shot people holding signs

3. Medium shot Amie Stepanovich, Director of the Domestic Surveillance Project at EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center)

4. Wide shot Stepanovich speaking

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Amie Stepanovich, Director of the Domestic Surveillance Project at EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center): "The NSA has made us all into numbers. They've made us all -- taken away our autonomy, taken away our personhood and put us into a database -- and what do we do?"

6. Wide shot people holding signs

7. Wide shot people applauding

8. Medium shot man draped in American flag; push to closeup

9. Wide shot man holding "Who watches the watch men?" sign; push to closeup sign

10. Closeup "Don't spy on me" sign

11. Wide shot former NSA senior executive Thomas Andrews Drake speaking

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Andrews Drake, former NSA senior executive: "We, the people, are making a declaration on the Fourth of July, 2013 -- we, the people, do not consent to the surveillance state. We will not -- we will not forsake our rights for the sake of national security. We will not accept that the ends justifies the means. We will not accept the government granting itself license to steal our liberty and our information away from us."

13. Wide shot people applauding

14. Wide shot people chanting and applauding

15. Wide shot people at rally

STORYLINE:

Hundreds of people turned out in Washington, D.C. on Thursday for what was billed as a "Restore the Fourth" rally.

Organizers chose the Fourth of July as the date to demand that the federal government honor the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause.

The Restore the Fourth organization staged protests in dozens of cities across America on Thursday.

U.S. cyber-surveillance programs have come under scrutiny in recent weeks after fugitive NSA (National Security Agency) contractor Edward Snowden disclosed documents showing the agency had obtained secret warrants to monitor telephone longs of major U.S. carriers, along with Internet traffic. The U.S. government has defended the surveillance as vital to national security.

Speakers are Thursday's rally in Washington called for suspension of the NSA's domestic surveillance program, saying it violates fundamental rights outlined in the Constitution's fourth amendment.

Former NSA senior executive Thomas Andrews Drake proclaimed, "We, the people, are making a declaration on the Fourth of July, 2013 -- we, the people, do not consent to the surveillance state. We will not -- we will not forsake our rights for the sake of national security. We will not accept that the ends justifies the means. We will not accept the government granting itself license to steal our liberty and our information away from us."

Drake became a whislteblower in 2005, when he leaked unclassified NSA information to reporters. The federal government charged Drake under the Espionage Act in 2010, but dropped the charges a year later.