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Tea Party In Sonora

Sonora, CA – Residents concerned about increasing taxes and government expansion gathered at Courthouse Park in Sonora Saturday.

A Tea Party was held two days after the April 15 Tax Day. Participants rallied passing vehicles to "honk for freedom," and held signs calling for reduced taxes and more personal freedoms.

"We have folks out here who want some better policies, and better candidates for office," says Max Kernaghan, one of the organizers. "There’s a lot at stake right now because some political factions want to get rid of our constitutional protections and freedoms."

The Tea Party was non-partisan, but many of the signs and chants were geared at President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Barbara Boxer.

A similar event was held Thursday evening in Angels Camp.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.