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Protesters take on gas tax increase at Temecula Duck Pond


Last updated 11/10/2017 at Noon

Nam-Yong Horn, brings signs displaying disdain for a California gas tax that went into effect Nov. 1, to the corner of Rancho California and Ynez roads in Temecula, Nov. 4. Shane Gibson photo

The Temecula Duck Pond became the backdrop for a protest against a 12 cent per gallon increase to a gasoline excise tax, Saturday, Nov. 4.

A handful of protesters showed up waving signs with phrases such as “#GasTaxtrophe” and were met with the occasional honking of a horn from a passing vehicle.

Protester Rick Reiss of Temecula said Saturday’s event was about spreading a message that the tax and similar taxes were unneeded and unwanted.

“The government just keeps taking and taking and taking,” he said. “And there seems to be no accountability, especially from the government...

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