The Kansas City area had two large Tea Parties today, with one at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City Missouri, and a second one in Overland Park at Johnson County Community College. Smaller Tea Parties were also held in Mission and Olathe on the Kansas side of the state line.
Amanda Grosserode was the organizer for the first “stimulus protest” in Overland Park back on Feb 21 at Congressman Moore’s office, and she and her team organized yesterday’s event.
The weather was much more delightful today than that 23-degree winter day of the first event. The nice weather brought out a large crowd.
There was traffic grid-lock around JCCC approaching from almost any direction. An early police estimate put the crowd size at about 2,000. A later police estimate put the crowd size at 4,500. A local TV station put the count at 10,000.
Darla Jaye from KBMZ was broadcasting live from the event but the area around the KMBZ van was so dense with people and signs, one could not see those speaking.
Several pictures from this Tea Party are shown below. Soon a video will also be put online here.
- Kansas City Knows How to (Tea) Party, PCTV
- TEA Party at community college draws thousands, Sun Publications, April 16, 2009.
- The Overland Park Tax Day Tea Party @JCCC, Nice Deb, April 15, 2009.
- OPKTeaParty at Photobucket (51 pictures)
- KMBZ’s Broadcast and video
- Kansas Tea Parties, Kansas Meadowlark, April 15, 2009.