Protest plans underway for President Obama's visit to Chattanooga

Protest plans underway for President Obama's visit to Chattanooga

July 25th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy Wednesday at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. Seeking to focus public attention on the problem he was sent to the White House to solve, Obama is making a renewed push for policies to expand the middle class, helping people he says are still treading water years after the financial meltdown. He will visit Chattanooga with that message on Tuesday.

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More about Obama's upcoming visit is in today's TimesFreePress newscast.

At least one group has already announced plans to protest President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Chattanooga.

The Tennessee Campaign for Liberty said in a news release it will be protesting Obama's push for an Internet sales tax.

Obama is visiting the city's fulfillment center on Tuesday.

The group says Amazon is also pushing the new Internet sales tax, which was written by U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and supported by Governor Haslam.

"Working families just can't afford another new tax," Matt Collins, an organizer with the TN Campaign for Liberty, said in the release.

The exact time and location of the protest is still being determined.