Friday, February 27, 2009

Nationwide Chicago Tea Party 2/27/09

42 Locations across the country participated in the event today, check out the official website Here.

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Chicago, IL:

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Saint Louis, MO:

ST. LOUIS -- A large crowd braved chilly temperatures downtown today to protest President Barack Obama's stimlulus program and to throw tea into the Mississippi River.

The gathering was organized by several local conservatives, who estimated the showing at more than 1,000 people. There was no official crowd estimate, but the gathering filled roughly one fourth of the grand staircase from the Arch grounds down to the levee.

Among the speakers was former football Cardinals tight end Jackie Smith, who took a bullhorn and said, "We are mad as hell and we need to stay mad as hell. Don't let up."

Smith asked the crowd if this was their first protest rally, and most raised their hands.

Bill Hennessy, said he got the idea for the tea party from comments made last week by CNBC business commentator Rick Santelli about the stimulus program. Santelli urged people to have another Boston tea party.

Before the crowd went down to the NMississippi River, Hennessy urged everyone to rip open their tea bags and dump the tea without throwing the paper into the river. The group ended the 50-minute rally by lining up on the river's edge and doing as asked.

By Tim O'Neil

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