Tea Partiers demand refund, say Occupiers weren't charged

A final note, picking up where we left off a while ago, on the finances behind the Occupy Wall Street movement.

In the capital city of Virginia, a Tea Party group is complaining that it was unfairly charged for its rallies at a plaza in Richmond, but now Occupy protesters have been allowed to use the same space, several weeks, for free. The Tea Partiers are demanding a refund of about $10,000 for the permits, portable toilets and emergency personnel they were required to pay for. Occupy Atlanta protesters are facing similar finger-pointing.

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