(INDIANAPOLIS) - When Indianapolis cranks up for the NFL kickoff tonight, there will be another group of local citizens downtown who are hoping to use the national spotlight to have their voices heard.
A group of taxpayers are planning a property tax protest in Pan Am Plaza. Organizer Melyssa Donaghy says the group will hold a "tea party" and dunk a giant teabag filled with tax bills into the Downtown canal.
She says the protest is planned at the same time as the Colts game to take advantage of the possibility of network exposure for the local property tax crisis. She says most of the tax protesters are also Colts fans, and they have no intention of disrupting the pregame party or the Colts-Saints game at the RCA Dome.
But she says the opportunity to get the tax crisis out before a larger audience was too good to pass up.
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