Anti-Tax Faithful Rally at Tea Parties

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 15, 2009 6:32 PM CDT
Demonstrators hold up signs during a Tax Day Tea Party in Pleasanton, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – Whipped up by conservative commentators and bloggers, tens of thousands of protesters staged "tea parties" around the country today to tap into the collective angst stirred up by a bad economy, government spending, and bailouts. Protesters even threw what appeared to be a box of tea bags toward the White House, causing a brief lockdown at the compound. Click on Slideshow at left to see photos.