200 attend Bye Bye Bush Bash

01/19/09 Andrea Lypka
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More than 200 people attended the Bye-Bye Bush Bash! Help Shoe Bush Out of Office event on Jan. 17 at the Blueberry Patch in Gulfport.

RiseUpTampaBay in collaboration with Code Pink, Florida Peace Action Network, St. Pete for Peace, Veterans for Peace and 9/11 Truth planned the celebration of President George Bush’s departure from office. The main organizer of the event was Michael Fox, the state organizer for Progressive Democrats of America and a member of Rise Up Tampa Bay, a coalition of peace and social justice groups in the Tampa Bay area. Fox says the event was in protest of the crimes committed under the current regime and the celebration of the end of Bush’s presidency.

The event included a New Orleans style funeral procession laying to rest some of the deeds of the Bush era.

Mia Hamel, the leader of the 911 Truth.org local chapter, an organization that investigates the 9/11 tragedy, organized an audience participation theater that satirized the Bush administration.

For more information about Rise Up Tampa Bay, visit the website.

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