After nearly three weeks of protests and overnight stays in Kanawha Plaza, the Richmond Tea Party is about to send Jones a bill for about $8,000 on the basis that “Occupy Richmond” has been using the area illegally and for free.
Richmond Tea Party spokeswoman Colleen Owens told CBS Washington that the protesters have been given special treatment and free reign of the park and have not had to comply with the strict liability and security provisions that the city required of a Tea Party Tax Day in 2009.
How many Tea Party rallies had to go through the permit process, and spend thousands of dollars to jump through all the legal hoops? Lots, I'm willing to bet. Any if those cities who charged the Tea Party for their rallies are letting the Flea Party sit around and stink up the joint for free, that's discrimination. Either those cities pay up, or get sued.