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The sole security checkpoint set up for the public to gain access to Wednesday's event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington was jammed early, with frustrated crowds bottlenecked behind a small number of metal detectors (By Meredith Somers/The Washington Times)

The sole security checkpoint set up for the public to gain access to Wednesday's event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington was jammed early, with frustrated crowds bottlenecked behind a small number of metal detectors (By Meredith Somers/The Washington Times)

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