The Washington Post reports that the National Park Service said today that the permit for the Aug. 28 Glenn Beck/Sarah Palin "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial has been approved:
Park Service spokesman Bill Line said the permit indicates that organizers expect 300,000 people to attend. Line said it is a "fixed rally" without a march. The rally will go from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.The park service also said that it is processing a permit request for a protest demonstration led by the Rev. Al Sharpton the day of the Restoring Honor rally. Rev. Al and his anti-troop troops will stake out a position along Independence Avenue, south of the memorial. Sharpton's staff says they expect 3,000 angry demonstrators at their protest.