Today the Tea Party held a rally at the State Capital in Sacramento (see photos and video below). The rally was a peaceful protest against the current level of taxation, healthcare reform, and the Obama administration. Several thousand people showed up for the rally which ran from noon to 4pm.
The event consisted of a couple of bands and a several radio personalities including Eric Hogue, Jack Armstrong, and Joe Getty
There were several like protests held today, April 15th, the day federal and state income taxes were due. Most of the participant were conservative or libertarians who favor fiscal conservatism. The rally was organized by the Tea Party Patriots.
There was a small group of CHP and Sacramento City police officers at the event. Other than one arrest of a man rushing the stage, there were no reports of any issues from law enforcement. There were some reports that the event may be infiltrated by the opposition who would bring with them racist signs to try an discredit the Tea Party movement. There were no signs of a racist nature at the Sacramento event. Tea party organizers said they are policing themselves. and anyone with a racist or threatening message will be asked to leave.
See the video of the Sacramento Tea Party:
See some photos of the Sacramento Tea Party: