Posted at: 05/21/2013 7:02 PM
By: Brittany Lewis
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- The actions of the IRS sparking protests across the country and locally. Around 20 people demonstrating in Rochester Tuesday.
"We're here protesting the illegal actions by the IRS against the tea party group,” said Cindy Maves, a member of the Rochester Tea Party Patriots.
A group of about 20 people, some members of the Rochester Tea Party Patriots, others not, protesting against the IRS targeting Tea Party Groups.
"They asked for our meeting times, all of our members information,” said Maves.
"It didn't surprise me. I've known it's corrupt. It doesn't surprise me,” said Justin Hawley.
Justin and Katie Hawley aren’t tea party members, but say the IRS, has got to go.
"We want to end the IRS. We want to not just reform it. We want the abolishment of the IRS. It doesn't need to be here,” said Justin Hawley.
"It's so corrupt. And they've just been getting away with everything for years and I'm just sick of it,” said Katie Hawley.
The IRS is accused of targeting Tea Party groups starting in March 2010, searching for words like Tea Party and Patriot when looking through applications. One of the groups that was targeted was the Rochester Tea Party Patriots.
"We want congressional hearings. We want to make sure that every detail is found out about this the people that are guilty of this are fired and put to justice we want to make sure it doesn't happen to any group. Not just our group,” said Maves.
Protesting to have their message heard.
We did reach out for the IRS for comment. They did not return our calls.