OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — About 3,000 people crowded the Capitol steps in Olympia for a Tea Party protest on tax day.
Political candidates and initiative sponsors prowled the crowd Thursday looking for support, and organizers pleaded with protesters to stay active through the 2010 and 2012 elections.
Democratic Party leaders were among the biggest targets, although protesters had plenty of disdain for both established political parties.
Most protest signs called for less government and lower taxes, but a few labeled President Barack Obama as a Muslim or a communist revolutionary.
Other rallies were scheduled across the state, including an evening event in Seattle.
On the Net: