Cincinnati Tea Party Pictures – April 15, 2009

As promised, here are a handful of photos from the Cincinnati Tea Party. I can tell you now that it was more than went to the March 15 event. I heard an estimate on WLW of 7,000. My ballpark guess would have pressed higher than that just. The square was jam packed and people were filling Vine Street as well, so it was clearly a large crowd. Though I did see some people dressed as if they were there from work, the majority of people seemed dressed to be there for the long haul.

I personally saw a handful of counter-protesters (probably 8 or 9 total). I heard (but did not see) what sounded like 20 or so at one point chanting “O-ba-ma”, but they were quickly drowned out by some chanting of “U. S. A.” One of the counter-protesters I saw was chanting “White Supremacy.”  I guess she thought Robert Byrd was coming or something. One carried a sign that said “Republican’s Fore Sell Cry Babies.” At least he spelled cry babies correctly. Most of the others were content to chant “O-ba-ma.” I saw a couple get asked questions like “What has Obama done that you like?” and watched them only come up with answers similar to “You’re a racist.” For the most part the protesters ignored the counter-protesters.

After a few speakers, the group marched from Fountain Square to City Hall. I noted quite a few people looking out of office windows watching and a few even giving thumbs up to the crowd as they marched by. A petition to reject stimulus money was handed over when we arrived at City Hall. The crowd stayed around for a while, chanting (“USA”) and singing (“God Bless America”).

Below is a wide variety of the photos I took. I had a difficult time getting good crowd shots since the high places were either packed with people or blocked off. There’s a good mix of crowd shots, signs, and people. This includes the event, the march, and the arrival at City Hall.

More info on other teaparties across the country at Michelle Malkin.

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Written by admin on April 15, 2009


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7 Comments so far

  1. Amanda Cullen April 15, 2009 6:58 pm

    Just thought I’d share my pictures from the Cincinnati Tea Party. They are on Facebook, but anyone can view them:

  2. the fearless blog April 15, 2009 7:45 pm

    Great Post!!! I have stumbled with pleasure….

  3. Jen April 15, 2009 9:37 pm

    What a great turn out!! We actually got to go to 2 tea parties today! One in Hudsonville, MI and Grand Rapids, MI!

  4. DADvocate April 15, 2009 9:39 pm

    Great pix. I’ve linked to them from my blog. I have a few, too. I’m glad to see you made it. It was easy for me since I work across the street from city hall.

  5. Paul I. Meng April 16, 2009 5:21 pm

    I could’nt make it to any of these gatherings, but one of my daughters, Carolyn made it to those in Gainesville,Fl.. Carolyn is very active in taking a stand to preserve our Republic.

  6. vegas art guy April 16, 2009 7:36 pm

    Great post, I am adding you to my blog roll. I could not make the one here in Lost Wages as it was across town and I could not make it in 15 minutes.

  7. Thomas Semesky May 12, 2009 8:43 am

    Some interesting photographs. I was able to attend two Tea Parties in our area.


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