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Pro-4th Amendment, anti-NSA spying rally to be held on the 4th of July in downtown Iowa City

The rally is a part of nationwide anti-NSA spying protests taking part in more than 100 cities across America

Restore-4thIowa City, Iowa –  A group of Iowa City-area citizens will be celebrating the Independence Day by holding a rally to demand that the government of the United States adhere to its constitutionally dictated limits and respect the Fourth Amendment, and to show non-partisan support for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

This event is a part of nationwide movement Restore the Fourth, a grassroots, non-partisan, non-violent movement that is organizing nationwide anti-NSA spying protests on July 4th, 2013. The movement has gained significant momentum in the last couple of weeks, with protesters in over 100 cities across America gathering to demand an end to warrantless NSA surveillance.

Among the protesters' demands is enacting reform of the USA PATRIOT Act and the FISA Amendments Act to make clear that blanket surveillance of the Internet activity and phone records of any person residing in the U.S. is prohibited by law and that violations can be reviewed in adversarial proceedings before a public court; creating a special committee to investigate, report, and reveal to the public the extent of this domestic spying; holding accountable those public officials who are found to be responsible for this unconstitutional surveillance; and guaranteeing due process for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The Iowa City's rally will be held from 12pm to 2pm on July 4th at the Ped Mall. More information about the event is available at


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