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N.C. Residents Rally To Protest Taxes

Posted April 15, 2003 4:18 a.m. EDT

— It was tax day in another big way at the state Legislature in Raleigh.

Advocates against raising taxes of any kind assembled to bring their plight to state lawmakers.

Hundreds of people from the mountains to the coast took part in the tax day rally.

"We are asking for less. We believe the taxpayers deserve a break. Two years ago, they voted for a $2 billion tax increase and they are coming back with that same tax package," said Jonathan Hill, spokesman for Citizens For A Sound Economy, who sponsored the rally.

Protestors dined on barbecue and heard from keynote speaker Dick Armey, the former House majority leader in Washington, D.C.