Tax protesters gather in Glendale [UPDATED]
Updated at 1:30 p.m.: The crowd of tax protesters outside Glendale City Hall has grown to about 250.
About 30 people are gathered outside Glendale City Hall for the Tax Day Tea Party rally that is being held there and in other locations throughout Southern California and across the nation.
Glendale tax protesters are hoisting signs that have such slogans as "Stop the Spending" and "America, No Left Turn."
Thousands of people are expected to participate in today's rallies. The demonstrations are organized in the spirit of the Boston Tea Party in 1773 and are meant to protest what organizers say is increasing government spending and taxes.
The rallies coincide with today’s income-tax-filing deadline.
According to the organizers' website, which bills itself as the Online HQ for the April 15th Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party Rallies, about 65 rallies are planned in California.
-- Ari B. Bloomekatz
Photo: John Arnall, 6, center, adds his lung power to a cheer with about 250 protesters in front of Glendale City Hall as part of the Tax Day Tea Party. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times