DC Tea Party Draws Big Crowd in Pouring Rain

Hundreds of people turned out in the pouring rain for Washington, DC’s Tea Party – one of many tax protest events taking place around the U.S. today. A sea of multi-colored umbrellas filled Lafayette Park, which is situated near the White House. Many protesters made a family day of the outing, carrying homemade signs expressing outrage at the unprecedented government bailouts of the banking and auto industries over the past year, along with the high level of government spending to which taxpayers are now committed to paying back. Check out some photos of the event on CEI’s flickr account.