A well-known populist movement will take over Justin Herman Plaza on Saturday— and no, it’s not Occupy San Francisco. On the eve of the traditional
April 15 federal income tax deadline, the tea party will be demonstrating at the plaza to highlight the nation’s debt and what the group sees as government run amok.
Unlike Occupy, the tea party has a permit to occupy the park. Organizers paid The City’s Recreation and Park Department $186 for the gathering, which includes 10 tea party groups from around the Bay Area. The events will feature speeches, singing and dancing from groups with names such as America’s Budget DefiCettes, a Rockettes-style dance line displaying the number of zeros in the national debt.
“Patriots will meet other like-minded people and take part in a good old-fashioned finger-wagging with our popular ‘NObama 2012’ foam fingers,” said organizer Sally Zelikovsky. The event is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m.