In Staunton, more than 100 people braved the cold and rain to attend a Tax Day Tea Party protest in Gypsy Hill Park. In Fishersville, a crowd of more than 500 packed the main hall at Expoland to listen to speakers and hoist signs declaring their disdain for taxes.

Organizers say they saw the day as just a beginning and want to use the event as a networking opportunity for people who are upset with the current government.

Tea party organizer Michael Nash said, "We want the people that are currently up on constitutional issues, have a real fire in their belly and get that network together, get it working, get full of information and then get the power back to the people, the way it has supposed to have been all along."

Taxes are a hot button issue in Augusta County following recent property reassessments. Petitions were laid out at the protests calling for the removal of county supervisors.

Reported by NBC29 HD News

In Staunton, more than 100 people braved the cold and rain to attend a Tax Day Tea Party protest in Gypsy Hill Park. In Fishersville, a crowd of more than 500 packed the main hall at Expoland to listen to speakers and hoist signs declaring their disdain for taxes.