The Staggers 1 November 2010 Rally to Restore Sanity: in pictures Highlights from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s rally in Washington, DC this weekend. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Hope, organised by the Daily Show hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, went ahead on Washington, DC's National Mall this weekend. The organisers stressed that the event was non-partisan, with some self-avowed Republicans in attendance – but the Tea Party was lampooned on many placards, as above. It was seen by many as a response to the Fox News pundit Glenn Beck's recent Restoring Honour rally, which occupied the same site back in August and was hailed as a sign of conservative power. Above are the crowds. It's estimated that at least 250,000 people attended. › Davis fires a warning shot over control orders Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman. Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!