LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Across the country on this Independence Day, people exercised their right to free speech to speak out in defense of another Bill of Rights guarantee.
A few dozen people rallied at Louisville Metro Hall as part of an event called Restore the Fourth. Organizers say Republicans, Democrats, third parties all united after the revelations of government spy projects.
"This is why people across the political spectrum are deeply concerned by it because it's an unconstitutional trampling of our rights," said James Miller, one of the event organizers.
The group in Louisville wasn't alone. Rallies were planned for at least 30 cities across the country. They were inspired by the actions of Edward Snowden.
Snowden, a U.S. intelligence contractor, revealed the existence of a secret government surveillance program. He is now on the run and facing espionage charges.