It’s still a free country, right? As such, people exercise their right to have opinions and display them in a peaceful, yet outspoken manner. During the Detroit Auto Show, the Tea Party Organization did just that. They protested the “government takeover of America” in front of GM’s Renaissance Center HQ in lieu of the federal loans given to GM and Chrysler barely a year ago.
With temperatures dropping into the teens and snow on the way, another group of protesters was taking issue against the Tea Party right across the street, showing its support for GM and what many people called a “bailout.” This lot didn’t have a name – just a quickly-assembled bunch who were mostly automotive workers and UAW members that were very grateful that they still have jobs thanks to the government’s involvement.
The GM Authority team thanks the protesters for making a statement against the “Tea-Baggers” and are glad that we live in a country where anti-protests against such radicals are possible.
It’s still not clear weather or not the Tea Party will march on other corporations receiving bail-out funds, such as AIG, CitiBank, or American Airlines.[Image Credit: Autoblog]