My little (relatively little that is) town had it's now annual tax protest yesterday. They hold them on the 14th locally so people can head to Indianapolis on the 15th for the larger rally at the state capitol. Of course I was there, camera in hand. I thought I would share some of my pictures. Now the interesting part. Last year the gun toters weren't present. This year we had 3 people carrying openly with two of them sporting AR15 rifles. Local police didn't challenge them but they stayed close to them for about an hour, then left (the police). The presence of the protesters carrying firearms actually drew the ire of one of the event organizers. There was a slight confrontation when I showed up and started shooting pictures of the people with firearms. The organizer approached me and with an assertive tone asked what news media outlet I was with. I responded that I am an independent local photographer and asked why she was inquiring. She said something to the effect of, "I just knew you media types would focus on the firearms. That's not what we're about, these people don't belong here". No one else seemed to care that these people were there (the armed people) nor that most of the news folks were focusing on them. Anyway, it was an interesting photo opportunity. I wish I could have gotten off work today to shot the Indy protest as it's usually even more colorful. I hope you enjoy.