Tea Party activists plan Saturday rallies around the state

Tea Party Patriots are organizing health care reform rallies Saturday at the offices of elected officials around the state.

Organizers of the group — who say they’re declaring independence from tax-and-spend politicians — are asking people to show up at the offices of Minnesota’s U.S. senators and members of Congress from 11 a.m. to noon. Office addresses are listed on the website. It’s part of a national effort.

And participants are being urged to bring a camera.

Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Tim Walker on 08/19/2009 - 10:32 am.

    Cameras, eh?

    I wonder if any will bring guns, you know, just because they can.

  2. Submitted by Reggie McGurt on 08/19/2009 - 12:43 pm.

    I assume the tea partyers understand that most government offices – just like most private sector offices – are closed on the weekends.

    Good point Tim. I wonder if “camera” is their new code word for guns. I’m only half joking. Enough people are bringing guns to these things that it seems likely that it’s a coordinated effort.

  3. Submitted by dan buechler on 08/19/2009 - 02:56 pm.

    Its sorta like a letter jacket to some folks.

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