Whoa, I guess they had a great turnout. Here’s aerial footage of the Tea Party, via The Tea Party Express. :
Fox News reported:
The crowd numbered several thousand, a welcome surprise to some protesters in a state dominated by Democrats.
“It was very important I think because it shows that there is a market here in Massachusetts, a deep blue state, for people who care about the same things as some of the redder states in the country,” said Stephen Moynahan of Marlborough, Massachusetts. “And I’m really encouraged to see everybody coming out here.”
According to the the buzz on Twitter, there was some leftist infiltration:
Here are a couple of the crashers’ signs:
Lame! The crashers were reportedly very impressed with themselves.
Videos from the tea party, including Sarah Palin’s entire speech, here.
A comment from someone who was at the Boston Tea Party:
I served as event marshal today in Boston, keeping the peace, and saw a bunch of fake protesters there. They were incredibly easy to spot, and fooled nobody, even the media. Few attempts at spoofing racism or homophobia as far as I could tell, instead mostly trying to act stupid, presumably like Palin. Weird to see people who were doing their best to try to appear stupid at every opportunity, but who simultaneously *were* being stupid. It was an odd, multilayered effect.
A Facebook group has been set up to deposit your tea party crasher pix, tomorrow: Tea Party Crashers Hall of Shame