Tuesday, May 21, 2013

40 PHOTOS: Conservatives March on the IRS Building; IRS Agents Respond by Mocking Protesters [Amalaur]

Guest post by Amalaur

Downtown Cincinnati, home of some of the conservative groups targeted by the IRS, saw one of the nation's largest protests today. It began in Fountain Square, two blocks away from the federal complex that houses a large IRS office.

Several Gadsden flags were flying proudly as I approached the Square.

Facing a busy Fifth Street, protesters waved signs at cars.

One man covered his face with a bandanna; the mark of a citizen afraid of his own government.

Facing Fifth Street

All of the news networks seemed to be there.

The march to the IRS office begins.

My guess at the crowd size was between 500 and 1,000.

The crowd stretched for several blocks as the march unfolded.

The crowd approaches the federal building.

Very little sidewalk space kept the crowd somewhat dispersed.

The view from near the front.

The crowd filters across the street.

Facing the IRS offices.

Looking north as the crowd spills onto the street.

A DHS "Federal Police" vehicle was parked in front.

No one pooped on the vehicle, unlike the Occupy rallies.

Some of the crowd never appeared to make it across the street to the federal building for lack of space.

This sign incensed the crowd.  It was slapped up onto the window by an IRS employee.

"Oh, my - that was easy."

I slid between a bunch of people to get to the building entrance.

I noticed the Skywalk bridge to the federal building and decided to make my way up.

This is the view from the federal building's skywalk.
Watching the crowd, a federal employee (an IRS agent, I suppose) was standing nearby and he said to a co-worker:

"We should get their I.D.s."

I don't think he was kidding.


Anonymous said...

I don't think I'd criticize anybody if they started burning these buildings down. Congress needs to get behing a flat tax and do away with the IRS. Their lusts, as with pedophiles is beyond reformation. Theirs is a sex addiction, they take pleasure in screwing us.

Reliapundit said...


figment said...

Police state!

fireandreamitchell has a post about armed DHS standing guard at IRS buildings.

armed against peaceful, angry populace -
"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty".
Thomas Jefferson

Anonymous said...

Where are the local police? The only presence is a white DHS vehicle with a POLICE label on its door. Is this the beginning of a national police department controlled by the President? If the Department of Homeland security continues to expand then its a matter of time before State and Local Police Departments will be absorbed into a National Police Department.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps we should get their IDs.