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Hundreds Protest in Glendale over Taxes
As President Barack Obama announced plans to overhaul the tax code in order to make it a simpler process to deal with, protests spread across the country today with anti-tax tea parties of sorts. A few hundred reportedly protested in Glendale this afternoon and more events are planned for the Santa Monica Pier and the Van Nuys Civic Center. Down in Orange County, around 1,000 people are protesting outside a courthouse in Santa Ana.
"The president's opponents have been looking for a way to grab the public's attention as to their objections to the Obama agenda," said Dan Schnur, the director of USC's Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, to the Daily News. "The fact that we're talking about this means they're making some progress."
A complete list of today's protests in California can be found here.
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