On This Day: Tea Party protest draws thousands to Washington, D.C.

On September 12, 2009, thousands of protesters participate in the “Taxpayer March on Washington,” one of the earliest and biggest Tea Party movement events. Marchers in the nation’s capital clogged streets near the Capitol, railing against President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform proposals, federal spending, taxes and support for women’s reproductive rights, among other issues.

Organizers touted the protest as the largest outpouring of political conservatives. Estimates of the number of protesters varied wildly, from 75,000 to more than one million. No official crowd estimates were issued. The event was widely promoted on blogs, TV and talk radio. The Wall Street Journal reported organizers believed protesters came from all 50 states.

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