Updated and bumped. The LSJ reports 5,000 in its headline.
The Michigan State Police estimate that there were
four thousand nearly five thousand people at today’s Tea Party in Lansing. At noon. On a work day.
I was impressed by the energy – USA! USA! USA! – and heartened by the diversity of thought expressed in signs people carried. Runaway spending was the symptom criticized most often, but many recognize that expansion of the general government is the real problem.
I’ve got more to say about this movement and what I hope will come from it, but for now, here are a few pictures:
a block away on the widest angle setting of my camera.
I couldn’t get the whole crowd in even then.