Cleveland Tea Party and Tax Protest 2009

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Flyer about the February 27 Tea Party
A Cleveland Tea Party and Tax Protest was held on February 27, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio as part of the Chicago Tea Party.[1]. Despite the cold and rainy weather, protesters gathered at 1 Public Square holding homemade protest signs that expressed anger, outrage and disagreement with the federal stimulus package and bailouts.

An April 15, 2009 protest was also held in Cleveland.


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."[2]

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.[3]

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