'Million Muppet March' to Show Support to PBS

Rally planned in response to Mitt Romney's comments about public broadcasting

Saturday, Oct 13, 2012  |  Updated 3:44 PM EDT
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'Million Muppet March' to Support PBS

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D.C. is used to protests, rallies and demonstrations, but this one might make everyone do a double take.

Two men are planning what they call “The Million Muppet March.”

43-year-old Michael Bellavia and 46-year-old Chris Mecham are organizing the march to show their support for public broadcasting, which was famously put on the chopping block from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during his first debate with President Barack Obama last week.

Romney's statement sparked an outpouring of support for Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, and the rest of the Sesame Street cast.

The men are hoping the rally will take place on the National Mall on November 3, the Saturday before the election.

They’re planning to have skits and musical performances featuring the Muppets during the rally.

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