Locals Join Protest Against Rush Limbaugh Radio Show

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About three dozen advertisers are distancing themselves from conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, and now some local activists are also protesting.

Around a dozen people got together outside the Clear Channel building in downtown Grand Rapids, to speak out against rush's show, which airs on WOOD radio.

The crowd was made up of members of NOW, the National Organization for Women and other groups. They were protesting Limbaugh’s recent comments about a Georgetown law student.

Last week, the radio host called the student a prostitute and other derogatory names, after she testified before congress over birth control andwomen's health.

“We're asking them to pull sponsors until he stops using misogynic and hate speech, and this isn’t the  first time has had that problem,” said protester Dani Villela.

“While we're very free speech, we're very anti-hate speech.”

The group also delivered letters to the station's manager, in hopes of getting Rush kicked off the air.

Among the companies *yanking their ads from Limbaugh’s radio show, are Geico, AOL, and more.

Today the band Rush joined Peter Gabriel, and pulled their songs from the show.

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