WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Tea Party Group Protest at IRS Office in Charlottesville


May 21, 2013

The Jefferson Area Tea Party (JATP) held a rally in front of the local IRS office on Tuesday, to protest the IRS targeting Conservative groups.

Tea party members gathered outside the IRS building in downtown Charlottesville as part of the national Rein in the IRS Project.

Chairwoman Carole Thorpe went inside the building, attempting to deliver a statement of grievances to the IRS officials.

Thorpe says what the IRS did isn't helpful for any organization.

"It's very important that, in order to preserve our freedom of speech and freedom of dissent, that we condemn what's happened. And that's what happening nationally. There are very few people that are standing up on any side of the political aisle to support the action that's happened by the IRS."

After visiting the IRS office, the JATP held a larger gathering on the Downtown Mall.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 208356791