September 14th, 2009
03:08 PM ET

Photo Gallery: Tea Party Protests

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Tens of thousands marched to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday to protest health care reform, higher taxes and government spending.

The conservative advocacy group began its trip in Sacramento, California, and made its way across the country, hosting rallies in about 30 cities. Washington was the final destination. Members gathered on the west side of the Capitol on Saturday.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Susan

    We Americans elected President Obama with a sweeping majority based on the platform he is now engaged in fulfilling and he has repeatedly offered to work with conservatives who bring ideas/alternative plans. Yet I have found the Tea Party protests appallingly loaded with a vitriolic personal hatred and fear mongering without basis in facts about the issues. The comments of your protest organizer guest epitomized a profile of that frightening (to me, anyway) profile. I would like CNN to do some real investigative journalism to determine exactly who the organizers are (e.g.backgrounds, organizational affiliations ((corporate, political, etc.)) and what their goals really are.

    September 14, 2009 at 11:28 pm |
  2. J Nelson

    Mark Williams, I am a working class person and I think you and your followers are sore losers

    September 14, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  3. Al

    spending more money than other Presidents because he inherited a bigger mess than other Presidents. Don't overlook the facts when you complain

    September 14, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  4. Kim

    How many of them read the 1000 pages and understands the HR 3200 ? We see your signs Tea Party but where are you're solutions ? Health Care is broken and we don't have time for a costume party. Peaceful protest and think that's saying a lot the media hasn't yet.

    September 14, 2009 at 8:39 pm |
  5. Germane

    I've been looking at the 9/12 protest this weekend and I can't help but to ask "where are the minorities".In my opinion the crowd does not represent all of America but more like a Klan rally with no sheets.Just calling it like it is.

    September 14, 2009 at 8:34 pm |
  6. Conserve' for USA

    There has to be some money to resolve these problems? Some money? How about more money than all the other Presidents in the United States combined! This is some money? Trillion dollar deficits?

    September 14, 2009 at 8:31 pm |
  7. Annie Kate

    At the end of the march did these people really accomplish anything but make more noise and increase their own frustration levels? The group of legislators we have in office today may be spending more than we would want but they also have some unprecedented circumstances to deal with. We can put in other people for Congress but what's to guarantee they will be any different? Between the 2 wars we inherited from the Bush administration, the financial meltdown, climate change, illegal immigrants, infrastructure repairs, illegal immigrants, health care, etc. there has to be some money spent to resolve these problems.

    September 14, 2009 at 7:45 pm |
  8. Stan, Canada

    "The Tea Party of America", ignorance and fear mongering at it's best, they've gone from the White House to the streets... it's almost like they're homeless now.... SO SAD! 🙁

    September 14, 2009 at 7:43 pm |
  9. Conserve' for USA

    Why doesn't CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS cover these protest movements and find out just what party these people are affiliated with? Could it be because they are all in bed with this administration? They do not want the country to find out there are actually other party affilations other than republicans. Main stream America is getting ticked off with what this administration is doing and aren't going to drink the kool-aid any more!

    September 14, 2009 at 7:37 pm |