12:39 pm June 22, 2009, by jgalloway
The Atlanta Tea Party says it has been forced to cancel its July 4th gathering in Gwinnett County.
The anti-tax group had planned to hold the event in the old Macy’s building at Gwinnett Place mall, but was forced to cancel it after the mall owner objected.
“[Simon Property Group, Inc.] does not want political events on it’s property. They were also concerned about the fact we were using the term ‘protest,’” said Julianne Thompson, one of the organizers.
As a fallback position, the group is joining with Cobb County activists for a “tea party” on July 3 at Jim Miller Park.
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