Protesters turn out for Obama's stop in Macon

An estimated 1,100 small-town protesters turned out at a tea party rally on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit to a Missouri ethanol plant.

The Tuesday night rally was organized by the state Republican Party and a tea party group called the Macon County Patriots. They tapped social media to rally the troops, spreading word of the rally on Twitter and Facebook.

The president's tour Wednesday of Poet Biorefining and visit to a local farm are not open to the public. Protesters said the small-government views shared Tuesday accurately represent beliefs.