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Fri Apr 17 2009 (Updated 04/19/09)Tax Day "Tea Parties" Bring Out the Worst of the Right Wing
Fri Apr 17 2009 (Updated 04/19/09)Tea Parties Provide Platform for Open Intolerance of Minutemen and Others
A day of anti-tax, anti-immigrant demonstrations in San Jose started at noon in front the IRS building and didn't end until after 7:00pm. An estimated 150 right wing demonstrators, whipped into a frenzy by national conservative broadcasters, took over four corners of an intersection in the downtown area, jostling and shouting at the handful of counter-protesters who showed up in the early hours of the demonstration.
At 5:00pm about 40 student activists marched from San José State to Plaza de César Chavez where they were joined by more anti-war/immigrant rights demonstrators. The group chanted calls for tolerance and unity as they entered the park and were met with boos and cries of "U-S-A, U-S-A" by about 500 anti-tax demonstrators. When the former attempted to approach the stage they were pushed back by police wielding batons while riot police stood in formation across the street.
In San Francisco a smaller group of immigrant rights activists carried signs with phrases such as "Not Welcome MinuteKlan" aimed at countering the presence of the Golden Gate Minutemen. Both San Francisco and San Jose are official sanctuary cities for immigrants.
Reports: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | San Jose Photos: 1 | 2 | San Francisco Photos: 1 | 2
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