al_sharpton.jpgWASHINGTON (AP) – The Rev. Al Sharpton says Glenn Beck and others have a right to rally in Washington, but they don't have a right to distort Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision.

Sharpton told reporters Friday that Beck and his supporters are holding an anti-government rally advocating for states' rights on Saturday. He says that goes against the message in King's famous "I Have a Dream Speech,'' in which the civil rights leader appealed to the federal government to ensure equality.

Beck's Restoring Honor rally will be held at the Lincoln Memorial, where King delivered his 1963 speech. Sharpton and others also plan a rally and march through the city to commemorate the anniversary of the speech.

Many D.C. Council members also gave Sharpton their support during the news conference at city hall.

The photo above is of The Rev. Al Sharpton