18,000 attend Tea Party at Voice of America Park in OhioPosted by DarthDilbert at 9/07/2009 10:54:00 PM
Some were clad in colonial-era costumes. Some hoisted signs or waved American flags. But the thousands who filled the lawn in front of the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 5, were consistent in their passionate plea for change.
Whether it was health care reform, a country at war, education, government bailouts, the national debt or Congressional term limits, it was the issues — not politicians — that took center stage at the rally hosted by the Cincinnati Tea Party.
The crowd continued to grow throughout the afternoon, and an estimated 18,000 people had come together at the event’s peak, according to Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones.
Jones said the crowd Saturday nearly doubled that of the Tea Party’s event he witnessed in Columbus, which drew an estimated 10,000 people to the state’s capital in April.
Less than a half-mile away at Cox and Tylersville roads, 20 demonstrators — also holding handmade signs — from another Butler County grass-roots group, Changebutler.org, advocated for health care reform.
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