Jonathan Duhamel of Tucson, Ariz. says a local television station estimated 2,000 there.
The Locke Foundation’s John Hood has reported the following North Carolina numbers in The Locker Room:
I attended the Greensboro Tea Party protest at noon. The crowd began to swell by about 11:30am. Lots of homemade signs, many of them biting or funny. For example:
“Protect My Country — We’ll Do The Rest”
“Uncle Sam’s Pork Stinks”
“TEA: Taxes Enough Already”
“Born Free, Taxed to Death”
“I’m 12 with a 160k debt” (held up by a kid)
…I estimated the crowd at peak at around 1,200.
Hood hears from other cities:
Goldsboro (home of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base): 300
Winston-Salem (just a stone’s throw from Greensboro): over 900, reports the Winston-Salem Journal
Charlotte (a higher estimate from the Charlotte Observer than reported by a Locke rep earlier): 2,000
Fayetteville (also higher estimate than earlier Locke report) — Fayetteville Observer says 400.
Locke’s Chad Adams is now in Asheville, NC, and reports from his Blackberry:
Around 1000 here in Asheville and growing!
Mike Thayer says 400 showed up in Iowa City, Iowa.
Dan Curran says there were 7,000-8,000 in Madison, Wisc.
Dan Yorke of WPRO in Rhode Island says:
I’m told 2500 in Providence.
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