9/11 Truth Alliance to hold Boston Tea Party
Photo by Luke
By Maya Strausberg
December 16, 2007
The Boston Tea Party will get a modern twist today when San
Francisco activists recreate the event on its anniversary but
add contemporary issues to the mix.
John Wright, the event's main organizer with the Northern California
9/11 Truth Alliance, said participants will parade from Pier 39
to the end of Municipal Pier, where they will destroy representations
of presidential orders and Congressional bills.
Among the representations will be an 8 foot by 12 foot replica
of the 9/11 Commission report, which will get tossed into the
bay waters like the tea into the Boston Harbor, said Wright.
"There was so much not included, so many distortions or
omissions," Wright said of the report. "There has been
an international call for a new investigation."
The rally will also bring to light the protestors' criticism
toward the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, the Violent
Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, National
Security Presidential Order 51 and Homeland Security Presidential
Organizers held the same event for the first time last year,
with about 25 people participating, said Wright. This year, he
said he expects somewhere between 25 and 100 people. Similar events
will be held in Boston, San Diego and other U.S. cities.
Participants will meet at noon at Pier 39 before parading west
past Fisherman's Wharf and meeting at 2 p.m. at the Hyde Street
Pier. After a few speakers, the group will march to the Aquatic
Park and to the end of Municipal Pier at 3 p.m.
After the replicas are thrown into the waters by participants
in 1773-era costumes, they will be fished out so as not to pollute
the bay, said Wright.
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