17 Apr 2010

Tea Party holds protests across US

6:12 pm on 17 April 2010

More than 500 Tea Party rallies have been held across the United States, including a massive demonstration in the capital.

Thousands of protesters were in Freedom Plaza in Washington to demonstrate against taxes, government spending and the Obama administration.

The ABC reports the protesters came from all over the US.

A poll published by the New York Times shows 18% of Americans align themselves with the Tea Party movement. The majority are white Republican men aged 45 or older.