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Fri Jul 10 2009 (Updated 07/13/09)
Single Payer Health Plan Advocates Face Angry "Tea Party" Protesters
In San Jose, "Tea Party" Demonstrators Angry About Health Care Reform, Gun Restrictions
Extremist right-wing "Tea Party" participants descended on the intersection of Stevens Creek and Winchester in San Jose on July 5th. There they encountered members of the Raging Grannies and other counter-protesters, who had been singing out for single payer health care on the corner.

Angry "teabaggers," some of whom seemed to delight in the humorous moniker given them by the left wing, tried to block the health care reform activists' signs so they could not be seen by passing cars. The Raging Grannies responded by increasing their volume as they led chants and sang songs supporting a single payer health care plan.

Some tea party participants diverged from the issue of health care, proclaiming themselves to be pro gun rights and against gay marriage. San Jose police officers arrived on horse to monitor the situation when at least one tea party member talked about shooting the peaceful single payer advocates.

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