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"Tea Party" Held To Protest Stimulus Bill

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There were echoes of the Boston Tea Party in San Diego Bay this morning. Opponents of the stimulus bill took part in a nationwide protest.

Dozens of conservative activists were at the Star of India as part of a rally started by CNBC host Rick Santelli for a "Chicago Tea Party" to protest President Obama's stimulus plan.

"We don't want taxation that has no representation, and not adequate representation. Everybody's mad, and we're getting hit doubly hard in San Diego because of the California budget that was passed," protestor Dawn Wildman said.

The tea throwing was symbolic. Two giant bags of tea were well-wrapped and none of the tea seeped into the bay.

About 45 cities took part across the nation.

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