'Puppet March' against funding cuts planned

Last updated 01:27 18/10/2012
CALLING ALL MUPPETS: The so-called Million Puppet March is in response to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks calling for the elimination of funding for the Public Broadcasting Service, which airs the popular children's show Sesame Street. Pictured is Sesame Street character Big Bird.
Reuters
CALLING ALL MUPPETS: The so-called Million Puppet March is in response to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks calling for the elimination of funding for the Public Broadcasting Service, which airs the popular children's show Sesame Street. Pictured is Sesame Street character Big Bird.

Relevant offers

Americas

US man in boxer shorts jumps fence, crashes pickup into plane US mum who died saving son kept him above water until rescue NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin fatally shot in Chicago Danielle McLaughlin: One Millennial Republican's Fight to Save His Grand Old Party 'I want answers': Canadian man distraught after DNA testing reveals he was swapped at birth Tropical Smoothie Cafe sued: Hepatitis A in Egyptian berries 'I shot dad': Tragic case of US boy who killed his violent, neo-Nazi father Billionaire Richard Branson survives bike crash Former Bush adviser Paul Wolfowitz 'will vote for Hillary Clinton' 'Serial Street Shooter' haunts Phoenix as police plead for help to stop him

More than 1,000 puppeteers and public broadcasting supporters have signed on for a march on the National Mall in Washington, DC three days before the United States presidential election.

The so-called Million Puppet March being planned online is scheduled for November 3. By Wednesday morning (Wednesday night NZT), more than 1,000 participants had responded on Facebook, saying they would attend.

It comes after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks during a debate calling for the elimination of funding for the Public Broadcasting Service, which airs the popular children's show Sesame Street.

Organisers originally called the event a Million Muppet March. But they note that they've changed the name to include sock puppets, hand puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets and mascots.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content