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Tea Party activists plan IRS protest in Boston

May 21, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Tea Party activists are planning to hold a demonstration in downtown Boston to protest the Internal Revenue Service for improperly targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

The Greater Boston Tea Party said they plan hold the protest at noon on Tuesday outside the JFK Federal Office Building near Boston City Hall plaza, which includes IRS offices.

Activists say they want to protest the unconstitutional practices of the IRS in scrutinizing conservative and tea party organizations.

The extra attention by the IRS is giving the tea party increased visibility and helping bolster their fight against what they describe as big government.

Tea party activists are hoping the controversy helps pump new energy into the movement. They say no department of the federal government has the right to intimidate the free speech of political activists.

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