Apple backers take to streets

Rallies in some 50 cities express support for Apple in showdown with FBI

Backers of Apple’s position in its legal showdown with the FBI over the degree to which the company should enable access to encrypted iPhones staged rallies yesterday in more than 50 cities and in front of FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., according to a group called “Fight for the Future.” Here is a sample of pictures taken at those protests.

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Washington, D.C.

A young woman expresses her view through pink-colored glasses.

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Los Angeles

A fan of the Boston Red Sox lets his feelings be known outside of an Apple store.

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Los Angeles

Man outside of Apple stores uses homemade sign to get his point across.

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Portland, Or.

A woman uses a megaphone and homemade sign to amplify her message

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Los Angeles

An expression of gratitude toward Apple.

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San Francisco

The event here drew a number of reporters and onlookers.

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Washington, D.C.

Speaker addresses fellow protesters near FBI building.

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Palo Alto, Calif.

An attempt at protest poetry.

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Washington, D.C.

Making a point about who will be ordered to do the actual work.

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Widespread support

Map shows some but not all locations where yesterday’s protests occurred.