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Activist pays tax in pennies

Published On: Nov 27 2012 05:24:31 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 27 2012 11:32:35 PM CST

A Winston-Salem man paid his vehicle tax bill in pennies.

Clyde Freeman said that he got the idea from a fellow activist, who lived in New Hampshire. However, the New Hampshire man paid a property tax bill in one dollar bills.

Freeman walked to his tax office last week with a box full of pennies and a friend with a camera in tow.

Employees at the tax office tried to tell Freeman that he could not record in the office, but he insisted on using his right to video record a public official in a public building.

According to a video on the "Clyde Voluntaryist Freeman" YouTube page, it took more than a dozen office employees almost 40 minutes to count the $117.22 he owed in taxes.