Tea Party Express returns to its roots in Boston

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Associated Press

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 8:34 AM

BOSTON (AP) — The tea party movement is back in the city where its revolutionary spirit was born.

Sarah Palin is headlining a rally in Boston on Wednesday before the activists' cross-country tour culminates in Washington on Tax Day.

A crowd of up to 1,000 assembled in the early morning sunshine on Boston Common, just across town from Boston Harbor, where the original Tea Party occurred in 1773.

Colonists then were upset about British taxation without government representation. Some 237 years later, their target is the Obama administration, government spending and the recent federal health care overhaul.

Among those skipping the rally was Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown. His staff says he's too busy with his congressional duties.

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