West Palm Beach, FL, April 15, 2009- The periodic strong down pouring of rain, did not affect the turnout for the Tax Day Tea Party Protest in Palm Beach Florida. Organizers estimate over 3000 Citizens gathered outside the Palm Beach Country Building this evening to protest reckless spending by the US Federal Government. The large turnout led hundreds of participants to over flow into an adjacent five story parking structure, to better view the two hour rally.
A diverse group of local speakers, including a best-selling author, local politicians and several Veterans, were often interrupted, as the capacity crowd spontaneously erupted into various chants, including “U-S-A, U-S-A”. The enthusiastic crowd consistently waved hundreds of flags and home-made signs throughout the evening. The creative highlight of the rally was perhaps the visit from a 20 ft. ‘Constitutional Sailboat’, reminiscent of an 18th Century schooner.
In line with the grass-roots popularity of the event, several attendees made unscripted speeches to the eager crowd. Attendees appeared especially moved, when an emigrant from Poland spoke about living under Socialist regimes.
“The strong turnout clearly indicates there is a rapidly growing movement, gripping ordinary citizens and compelling them to speak out against an out of control Government.” said Everett Wilkinson, one of the organizers of the event. “From the encouragement we received from participants, this will be the first event of many to come.”
Organizers were quick to point out that this event was part of a national grass-roots movement with events in over 850 cities taking place today and that this movement will not rest until the Government is held accountable and adhere to the desires of their constituents.