'Sanfordville' tent city rally protests Sanford's stimulus stance (updated)

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Update, April 7: The State shares an early write-up and good video. Go check 'em out. 

Update, April 8: The Post and Courier offers a full write-up, but they're short on imagery. But if you want more coverage than you can shake a stick at, head over to The Political Roundup for their, erm, roundup.

We'll keep you posted about more good coverage as it comes.

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Still fed up that the stimulus package is stalled in South Carolina? Well go grab a tent and head down to the Sanfordville "tent city protest" outside Sanford's mansion.

It's definitely one of the more interesting rallies I've heard of lately.

The rally is on Tuesday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to midnight. The mansion is at 930 Laurel Street in Columbia.

You can learn more about the event on their Facebook page or on their Twiter account @Sanfordville. You can also RSVP, if you like.

Oh, and if you want to support Sanford's position you can go to the Tax Day Tea Party.

Updates from an e-mailed press release:

Partial List of Special Guests for Tuesday's "Tent City" Protest

On Tuesday, March 7, concerned citizens from all over South Carolina will erect a "tent city" in Finlay Park (Taylor and Gadsden Street) near the Governor's Mansion in Columbia. The "tent city protest" will run from 10:00 AM until midnight. The symbolic protest is in response to Governor Mark Sanford's continued refusal to accept $700 million in federal stimulus money meant for public education and law enforcement. State leaders from both political parties predict that Sanford's actions could lead to the firing of thousands of teachers and hundreds of prison guards.

Many of the participants will be teachers, parents, and public school advocates.

Throughout the day, special guests will visit the tent city. The following is a partial list of special guests:

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: State Senator Vincent Sheheen and Richland County Treasurer David Adams

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Former Governor Jim Hodges, State Senator John Scott and State Representative Anton Gunn

A complete list of guests will be released later Tuesday.