Asheville Tea Party and Bailout Protest 2009

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Flyer about the February 27 Tea Party

The Asheville Tea Party and Tax Protest 2009 took place at 10:00 am at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville, North Carolina on Friday, February 27. An April 15 tax protest was also held in the city.

Background

This event was part of a national movement referred to as the Chicago Tea Party. The series of protests began in Seattle, Washington on February 16, 2009, later gaining momentum on Thursday, February 19, when Rick Santelli in an on-air segment on CNBC Business Newslive called for a "Chicago Tea Party." Santelli's remarks became known as the "Rant Heard 'Round the World."[1]

Organizers sprang up in many different quarters of the fiscally conservative movement online and include Top Conservatives on Twitter, Smart Girl Politics, Don't Go, Americans for Tax Reform, the Heartland Institute, American Spectator Magazine, the New American Tea Party and many others.[2]

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