October 27, 2011

Tea Party Paid For Right To Protest While #Occupy Protests For Free

Yet even more of a double-standard in our society. Those who wish exercise their rights respectfully and within the law must pay for that privilege. Others are allowed the same rights and privileges at no cost.

The Tea Party paid for the same services #Occupy protesters receive for free:

Richmond, Va. The Richmond tea party is demanding a refund of about $10,000 from the city, claiming it unfairly charged them for rallies while allowing the Occupy protesters to use the same space for several weeks for free.

The political organization is sending the city an invoice for the charges incurred for three rallies held in Kanawha Plaza over the past three years. The Occupy protesters have been camped in the plaza since Oct. 15.

Richmond Tea Party spokeswoman Colleen Owens says it's not fair that her group had to pay fees for permits, portable toilets, police presence and emergency personnel. The group also had to purchase a $1 million insurance policy.

Tea party groups across the nation have raised similar concerns since the protests spread from New York earlier this month.

(Hat Tip: Mark in Gateway Pundit comments)

By DMartyr at 12:18 PM | Comments |