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Million Puppet March at US Capitol for PBS Funding

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Puppeteers are looking to march in support of PBS funding in DC. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Puppeteers are looking to march in support of PBS funding in DC. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON — Organizers of a Million Puppet March are announcing their plans for a Washington rally three days before the election to support funding for public broadcasting.

The march of puppets and puppeteers is planned for Saturday. It begins at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Park east of the Capitol. About 600 participants will later march around the Capitol to the Capitol Reflecting Pool.

Organizers say they wanted to respond to Mitt Romney’s plan to eliminate funding for PBS and its shows and characters like Big Bird on “Sesame Street” as a way to reduce the nation’s deficit.

The rally will include entertainment by puppeteers, music, speeches, and a video by the Broadway cast of “Avenue Q.”

Organizers say additional events are planned in New York City, Atlanta, Seattle and elsewhere.

For more information on these furry protesters, click here.

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Traveling route for the Million Puppet March. (Credit: MillionPuppetMarch.com)

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