Skip to comments.Thousands Protest at Tea Parties (7,500 at Fresno/Central Valley TEA Party)
Posted on 04/16/2009 12:20:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
About 7,500 people showed up at the Tea Party at Save Mart Center, one of thousands held around the country on tax day.
Fresno was just one of thousands of cities to host a tea party on Wednesday and was also one of the largest events in the county.
The event is based on the pre-revolutionary war protests in Boston, where Americans took a stance against excessive government taxation.
The people at the tea party in Fresno say they don't care if you're a Republican or a Democrat. They say everyone, from every background or social standing should be upset about the current trend of big government, big spending policies and huge corporate bailouts.
Its not known if all the protests will have any affect on the politicians but that didnt stop the people attending from making their feelings known.
(video at source)
(Excerpt) Read more at cbs47.tv ...
Woo hoo!! 7,500 in Fresno!! Great job, everyone!!
When people in California start turning out in numbers like this, the Powers That Be better sit up and take notice.
Larger crowds than Hillary drew...and larger than many of the Obama campaign crowds. And none were bussed in like they were for Obama by ACORN!!!!
My photos were just snapshots of the event, but it will give you an idea of what it was like, if you care to take a look (view them as a slideshow or individually).....
Amy, I don't have the Central Valley Ping list. Could you ping them for me?
I am sorry, there were some people I wanted to meet there, but I never found them in that huge crowd. :-(
Yoo Hoo .....
The Tea Party was a huge success.
Hope you were there! See pictures in the above post by MamaBear.
Way to Go Fresno!!!
Thanks, Amy. Don’t know when or where JK will post his photos. He took over 600! LOL.
Was great to see you and the FResno FReepers again. We need to get back out on our corner again!
oooohhhh... just looking at those pics sends shivers down my spine... all those sca-a-a-a-r-r-r-r-y-y-y right wing extremists!!!
Ann, Jim, Amy and Sheila
Throwing symbolic boxes of taxes into the "sea," as JustAmy keeps watch.
Lots of Gadsden flags!
Melissa Courtney, the organizer of the CVTP
Thank you for posting these pictures, Lori. They are great.
Great Rebellion, Jim. ;^ )
Thanks for the thread.
Taxes Enough Already!
Fresno Tea Party Ping!
Woo hoo!! Great photos!! Great Day!! Smells like... victory!!
Great photos!! We really had a great day!! Tax protests are REVOLTING!!
Love the pictures, TAChampion.
I missed seeing you there. Maybe we can work something different for the next one. It would be great to be able to meet OUR FReepers.
I was there! My husband came along too, because he had to take me to dialysis at 3. He actually went back while I was at the clinic! He’s very shy at meeting new people. I stayed anonymous so he would be more comfortable.
He did spot a Bee reporter that he called a bad name, though. That guy was creepy.
Great shots, MB! Thanks for supporting FREEDOM!
Good to see Jim. He looked hale and hearty! FReepers RULE!
Good to see Amy. :D
BTW, I didn't get a t-shirt even though I was a "tea bagger". Jeff got one though and he actually did way more than I did. There was virtually NO trash to pick up after the event. We don't leave trash on the ground, unlike those who attended the Obama inauguration. So, that tells me that WE are the ones who actually TRULY care about the environment. :-)
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