Sights and Sounds of Austin Sanity Rally

Thousands of people gathered at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on the weekend before midterm elections for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, a production of Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Texans who wanted to make the trip to Washington for the rally but couldn't were in luck: An independently organized satellite rally in Austin attracted about 5,000 people (and quite a few dogs) to the Capitol. Attendees watched the Washington rally via live broadcast, which was punctuated by local musicians and political officials.

(Audio reporting: Ben Philpott for the Texas Tribune and KUT News. Photography: Kelly Merks for the Texas Tribune.)

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