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Tax day 'tea parties' across Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Anti-tax protesters held their biggest rally at the state Capitol while others demonstrated across Washington as part of the national Tax Day Tea Party.

To see a list of planned events Statewide, click here.
Organizers wanted to give lawmakers in Olympia tea bags to recall the Boston Tea Party of 1773.

The Olympia rally was organized by a coalition of conservative groups. They are protesting government spending, rising taxes, and what they call the "bailout mentality" of President Barack Obama's economic recovery package.

Thousands of people showed up near the Spokane Convention Center along the Spokane River to protest Wednesday afternoon as well.

Idaho tax protesters poised to rally statewide

Citizens all across Idaho held rallies to send a stern message to the federal government about taxes and the spending of taxpayer cash.

So-called Tax Day Tea Party rallies were held in cities and towns all across the Gem State Wednesday. Similar rallies drew thousands of others in cities nationwide.

Chase Rehn, the organizer of the event in Pocatello, said the rally is part of a national grass roots effort to protest out-of-control government spending of tax dollars. Rehn compared recent federal spending to legalized robbery.

Organizers also say the rallies offer a chance to get people educated and involved in government and how it spends taxpayer dollars.

Rallies were also held in Boise, Preston, Idaho Falls, Rexburg, Coeur d'Alene and Moscow, among other cities.

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