This is what a crowd of a couple hundred-something people looks like at a tea party in Justin Herman Plaza.
Most of them are from out of town:
Do they kick things off with a prayer and a round from some fifers?
Yes. Yes they do.
For a while the crowd appeared to take the form of the People’s Republic of China or the former Soviet Union – pick ’em.
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A large crowd appeared in the Civic Center area today to take part in San Francisco‘s 2009 Tea Party Protest. People gathered in front of City Hall and then took it over to the old Federal Building. Denizens of S.F. mostly just ignored this event – the vast majority of these folks live in the Bay Area but not actually in San Francisco.
The crowd as it looked early on. I’m estimating 500, all told (“more than 400″ per Amanda Vergel de Dios over at SFSU’s Golden Gate Xpress, and “maybe 500” from Carla Marinucci at the San Francisco Chronicle. Bingo! That’s some good estimating right there.):
In front of Nancy Pelosi’s office:
The Old Fed Building:
United States of France:
“Illegal Alien (sic) Cost Taxpayers Trillions.” Don’t tread on me:
Obamanomics: Chains we can believe in:
A ringleader, leading the parade like the Pied Piper:
Not a fan of Goldman Sachs:
Scikle and hammer:
A Cal alum against pork:
Tri-pointed and raccoon hats were the order of the day:
Luckily, a “REPORTER” was there. The other side of the paper hat ring had the word “MEDIA”
To Be Continued?