While Gov. Rick Perry and his supporters prayed in Houston, several hundred protesters rallied against him on the grounds of the state Capitol on Saturday afternoon.
The Travis County Democrats organized a march through the streets of Austin from the historic Victory Grill to the south steps of the Capitol. Once there, protesters criticized Perry’s policies as governor. Several religious, community, state and national leaders joined the rally.
Andy Brown, chairman of the Travis County Democrats, said the demonstration was scheduled to coincide with The Response, but was intended to be anti-Perry, not anti-prayer.
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