Greenville Tea Party and Bailout Protest 2009

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Flyer about the February 27 Tea Party

The Greenville Tea Party and Tax Protest 2009 took place at the Riverplace complex 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]

Rally

According to media reports, two thousand people showed up to the rally which was organized by the Upstate Young Republicans.

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