Greenville Tea Party and Bailout Protest 2009
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."
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.
According to media reports, two thousand people showed up to the rally which was organized by the Upstate Young Republicans.
News and blog coverage
- GreenvilleOnline.com, "Crowd pours out opposition to Obama stimulus package," February 28, 2009
- WYFF4.com, "Protesters Stage Greenville Tea Party," February 28, 2009
- Jenn Q. Public blog coverage, February 27, 2009
- Palmetto Scoop, "Thousands Turn Out for Greenville Tea Party," February 28, 2009
- SC Upstate Young Republicans website
- YouTube video coverage of the rally
- North Carolina Tax Day Tea Party
Chicago Tea Party and Tax Day Tea Party
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