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Few show up for Organizing for Action protest of 'Tea Party shutdown'

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President Obama's former campaign organization, now Organizing for Action, only drew about 20 protesters to Capitol Hill this afternoon to protest what organizers of the group described as the "Tea Party shutdown."

OFA emailed supporters on Monday asking them to attend the rally and promoted the event on Twitter.

The protest was expected to start at noon, but protesters who arrived found themselves scattered in search of the recruitment spot.

Some of the protesters ran to join a protest across the street, but soon realized it was not the OFA protest.

At about 12:18 p.m., only a handful of protesters were found on the Capitol steps before it peaked at about 12:45 p.m.

"What do we want?" one person shouted. "Work!" the crowd responded. "When do we want it?" "Now!"

One protester was reprimanded by an OFA organizer after she shouted, "Boner Boner vote now!" referring to Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

Another protester carried a sign thanking "Tea-Tards" for the government shutdown.

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