Last Tuesday, demonstrations took place at IRS offices nationwide as various Tea Party groups protested being targeted by the agency. Keeping an eye on several protests, however, were armed agents of the Department of Homeland Security, The Blaze reported.
Jason Howerton reported that it remains unclear why “federal officials felt the Tea Party presence required more than the attention of local law enforcement.”
Jim Hoft of the Gateway Pundit said that armed DHS guards greeted Tea Party activists in St. Louis.
“Around 300 protesters turned out anyway,” he wrote.
According to an account posted by Hoft, DHS used a helicopter against Tea Party protesters in Los Angeles and told the group they were not allowed on federal property.
“Many of our 300 tea party folks were approached immediately by Homeland Security and told they could not be on federal property. My lawyer told me as long as I didn’t block passage we were OK. Many Homeland Security trucks and a helicopter above us scared many patriots so most of group went to public side walk to rally,” an unnamed Tea Party activist told Hoft.
A report at BizPac Review said the DHS also made an appearance at a Tea Party protest in Florida.