Million Puppet March

Photo: Elizabeth Nelson

There may not have been quite a million puppets at the Million Puppet March, but the streets were jammed as they and their friends rallied in support of continued funding for public broadcasting.

From way-larger-than-life to small-as-a-finger, with strings and without, handcrafted and store-bought, they chanted in unison "Puppets united will never be defeated!", "What do we want?  Cookies! When do we want them? Now!" as they marched from Lincoln Park to the Capitol.

Even the locals, who are usually blase about protests and marches, looked pretty amused by the multiple instances of Big Bird, Ernie, Ms. Piggy and their cohorts, making their way down East Capitol Street.  Tourists were astonished.

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