Tea Party Hosts Civic Center Press Conference to Condemn Occupy San Diego

by on November 15, 2011 · 1 comment

in Civil Rights, Media, San Diego

By Dave Rice / SanDiegoReader.com

Rhonda Deniston and "Billionaire" Occupier. Photo by Annie Lane

Members of the Tea Party’s San Diego contingent gathered this afternoon at Civic Center Plaza to denounce the Occupy San Diego movement. They were led by Rhonda Deniston, an Oceanside woman who, while filming an altercation with Occupiers (warning: link includes coarse language), was struck by a protester after refusing to stop filming.

“On Nov. 8, 2011, in San Diego a woman trying to learn more about the occupy movement is attack [sic] by homeless Occupiers,” reads a description of the film that was posted on YouTube and has garnered over 100,000 views. “There were two reporters at this sight [sic] that were also threaten [sic] by occupiers, that left the area in fear.”

A few minutes after the press conference’s announced 1 p.m. start time, a woman wearing a cape and affecting a Hamptons accent appeared before the cameras, posing as a “billionaire” supporter of the Tea Party and mockingly offered praise for the group.

Read the rest of this article at the San Diego Reader.

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avatar OB Joe November 16, 2011 at 6:38 am

These tea party types are fascists! Give them more coverage!

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