I'm down in DC's Dupont Circle for the start of the "Citizen's Posse" march, ostensibly to make a "citizens' arrest" of health insurance CEOs meeting (appropriately) at the nearby Ritz-Carlton hotel.
I make the crowd out to be 2,000+ and growing, by what I think is a rather conservative estimate. The Circle itself is jammed, and contingets numbering in the hundreds are arriving from staging areas in all directions.
Howard Dean is on hand under the auspices of Americans United for Change, and I've made visual confirmation on that.
CORRECTION: Credit for organizing the event belongs to Health Care for America Now!
Clever use of signage here (printed, I understand, by CREDO Action), with several dozen folks carrying customizable signs that read, "Another ____ for the Public Option," the blank having been filled in with everything from "healthy voter" to "bleeding heart commie". Also on hand, of course, drummers, since no protest would be complete without them.
News coverage is sparse, but I've seen at least one ABC camera crew, and someone -- news, police or otherwise -- has deemed it worthy of a chopper overhead.
Pics, via iPhone as I can manage:
Howard Dean on hand
Crowd sets off
UPDATE: The networks went bonkers for teabagger protests of maybe a tenth this size, but word is there's almost zero coverage for this rally, which is shoulder to shoulder for a full city block.
Why? I don't know. It ain't for lack of cameras. Here's ABC's Jonathan Karl on the spot, conducting interviews. Was ABC showing footage? You tell me.