Sunday, November 15, 2009

Horn Honking Teaparty Tax Protest in Pa


HARRISBURG, Pa. - Leaders of a protest that brought hundreds of people to Harrisburg over the weekend say they hope to send a message to state lawmakers about fiscal responsibility and taxes.

Participants in the event hosted by the Pennsylvania Tea Party Patriots marched through the city to the state Capitol steps Saturday chanting "Can you hear us now?" They carried signs protesting everything from abortion to gun control and waved U.S. flags as Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" blared from a loudspeaker.

The crowd, made up of members of several dozen regional groups from as far away as the Ohio and New Jersey borders, was estimated by Capitol police at 1,500 to 2,000 people.