By Jessica Gould
Activists from across the political spectrum converged on the National Mall this weekend. But they say they’re doing more than sharing space. They’re finding common ground.
Under the blaze of the summer sun, Daryle Lamont Jenkins and Dan Jones are engaged in a heated discussion.
"I’m black. So I’m supposed to be considered a criminal," Jenkins says.
"Who says that though?" asks Jones. "You can't look at it that way. Because it happens across the spectrum. Do you know how many times I've been pulled over?"
Jones traveled from Wisconsin to attend Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally. Jenkins came from Pennsylvania for Al Sharpton’s “Reclaim the Dream” event. But they say the best part of the day was the time they spent talking together. Jenkins explains.
"If there's going to be some sort of resolution to the differences, so to speak. There's gotta be discussion. Not debate. Discussion," he says.
Police say there were scattered cases of heat exhaustion throughout the day, but, in general, the rallies went off smoothly and peacefully.