WASHINGTON -- Two groups with competing Washington rallies briefly encountered each other during their activities, but while some participants shouted at each other there was no physical conflict.
The Rev. Al Sharpton was leading a march Saturday to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the March on Washington. During the march his group briefly encountered participants from a rally on the National Mall being headlined by Sarah Palin and conservative commentator Glenn Beck.
Marchers encountered the other crowds near the Washington Monument. Men in tri-cornered hats and people wearing tea party T-shirts looked on as marchers chanted "reclaim the dream" and "MLK, MLK." Some marchers chanted "don't drink the tea" to people leaving Beck's rally.
One woman shouted to the marchers: "Go to church. Restore America with peace."