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Palin rallies tea partiers with anti-tax message

BOSTON (WKOW) -- The Tea Party Express tour is coming to an end, as members met in Boston Wednesday, the site of the 1773 Tea Party. That's when American colonists upset about British taxation without government representation threw British tea into the harbor in protest.

One last rally, planned in Washington Thursday, is timed to coincide with the federal tax-filing deadline.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the keynote speaker.

Addressing the crowd of roughly 5,000, Palin said President Barack Obama must be rebuffed in his fall's midterm elections after overreaching with his stimulus law and health care overhaul.

Small groups of counterprotesters urged civility, as well as respect for gay and minority rights.

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