The Cirque du Soleil may be in Santa Monica, but tomorrow (Sunday, October 25), another circus comes to town. The Tea Party Express protesters (who are often referred to, with or without irony, as the “teabaggers”) arrive in Los Angeles tomorrow to hold a protest in Griffith Park. They promise to bring along their Lipton tea bags, stars & stripes clothing, and badly misspelled signs. What are they protesting? You can ask, but don’t expect a coherent answer. Instead, you can come and join the counter-protest organized by the Courage Campaign, RENWL, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
The tea party protest takes place at 4:30 p.m. at the Pad D – Crystal Springs picnic area in the park (the address listed is simply the park’s main address, 4730 Crystal Springs Road), and the counter-protest gathers at the same location at 4 p.m. for a preemptive rally. Whatever side you’re on, this promises to be quite the entertaining event.