I attended my first protest today. A group of concerned citizens met down at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle today starting around noon (With all the appropriate permits), to protest the Federal Boondoggle knows as the 2009 "Stimulus Bill". On the conservative side of the isle, it's know as "Porkulus" or "Spendulus". I estimated the crowd at 125 to 150 or so.
It was organized by Liberty Belle a local conservative blogger. I found out about the protest via one of my favoite bloggers, Michelle Malkin.
The protest was mainly peaceful, with 2 fairly minor exceptions. 1, a Lib took the stage uninvited and started shouting something to the effect "Where were you in the last 6 years under Bush?". He was convinced to leave the stage, totally non-physically (as far as I saw). There was another heckler there, shouting comments from the side, eating the free food donated by Michelle Malkin. When he left, he left his garbage on the steps. When someone nicely asked him to take it, he said to the effect, "No Way!"
Here are some of the pics I took:
The protesters gathered close to the stage at the end.
An attractive bunch of anti-pork protesters.
Just say no to giant pork bills!
The youngest (and quite possibly cutest) protester.
Liberty Belle doing her thing, leading the protest!
Little 'ol me, holding my hand made protest sign. I feel so patriotic!
The party crasher who ate free food then left his garbage on the steps.
UPDATE 11:05 PM PST:
Thanks for the link, Gateway Pundit! (one of my favorite blogs)
A lot more pics on Flickr
Video on Seattle's KIRO 7, via Michelle Malkin
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