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April 15, 2010 in City
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Crowds lined the wood foot bridge and the steps at the Spokane Convention Center to hear speakers on the floating stage at the Tea Party rally on Thursday, April 15, 2010, in Riverfront Park.

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Sally Mahar, dressed as Mrs. Uncle Sam, shows her support during the Tea Party rally Thursday, April 15, 2010, on the steps of the Spokane Convention Center.

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Russ Butters had a front-row seat during the Tea Party rally on Thursday, April 15, 2010, on the steps of the Spokane Convention Center.

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Idaho Gov. Butch Otter addresses the Tea Party rally from the floating platform at the Spokane Convention Center on Thursday, April 15, 2010.

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Idaho Gov. Butch Otter addresses a Tea Party of Spokane rally at Riverfront Park in Spokane on Thursday, April 15, 2010.

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From left, Mike Giese, Mike White and Shel Giese rode their motorcycles to the Tea Party rally Thursday, April 15, 2010, at the Spokane Convention Center.

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Alicia Wickham brought her 2-year-old dog Becky to the Tea Party rally Thursday, April 15, 2010, on the steps of the Spokane Convention Center. Wickham called her pet “the littlest protester.

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Tea Party crowd members listen to speakers Thursday, April 15, 2010, on the steps of the Spokane Convention Center in Spokane.

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Tea Party gatherers brought their signs to the rally Thursday, April 15, 2010, on the steps of the Spokane Convention Center.

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Idaho Gov. Butch Otter pauses on the floating platform outside the Spokane Convention Center at the Tea Party rally Thursday, April 15, 2010.