On Friday, February 27, San Diegans gathered on the Embarcadero (near the County Administration Building) to take part in a “tea party” to protest the federal government’s economic rescue plan.
Taking the cue from the Boston Tea Party of 1773, protesters in 48 cities across the nation gathered to express their displeasure with the government’s unprecedented expenditure.
Protesters in San Diego heard opponents speak and waved placards and banners in support. They lined the bay next to Harbor Drive for two hours, waving at passing motorists and speaking to passing pedestrians.
Harbor Police reported that the crowd of 600 was well behaved -- no incidents or arrests.
Tea party organizer Dawn Wildman said that based on the nationwide success of the demonstration, further events later in the year are being planned, with the most appealing date being tax-deadline day, April 15.