D.C. Tea Party 2009

March 1, 2009 at 3:40 pm (Politics)

Friday at noon, I attended the New American Tea Party in front of the White House.

One thing that anyone who has been to rallies knows is that conservative rallies tend to be much less well attended than liberal ones.  From what I’ve seen, especially at the World Bank protests, this is because conservatives have jobs, while the attendees at liberal protests are unemployed kids being financed by their parents.

Even so, and with the short notice given for scheduling this protest, it was quite well attended.  I would estimate between three and four hundred people, counting the ones that arrived late or left early.

Here are some pictures that I took of it:

There were a few Gadsden flags, including a home-made one in attendance:

And since it was at the White House, there were the perpetual orange-clad AbuGhraib/Gitmo protesters (who outnumbered anyone watching them).

And no picture of gatherings in front of the white house would be complete without a picture of the grizzled (and probably smelly, nobody gets very close to him) No Nukes protester, who has been there since the 70s.

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