Between 700 and 1,000 people showed up at the Rhode Island statehouse yesterday:

Colleen Conley, president of Rhode Island Tea Party , helped plan Wednesday’s rally in an effort to demand fiscal responsibility and accountability from elected officials. They are also pushing for pension reform and cost-cutting measures championed by Republican Governor Donald Carcieri.

“The Tea Party movement is but the most public expression of a grassroots conservatism in this state that is not to be ignored – even in the age of Obama,” Conley said.

They walked through the Statehouse.

A live-blog post with lots of pictures here.  A commenter to that post has some advice:

If you need to explain what a Tea Party event is to people from the left side of the fence, just say that it is Community Organizing for Tax Payers.

H/T Instapundit

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