On April 15th (the day in the US that tax returns are due), 750 cities across the country held local protests against wasteful governmental spending. They were called Tea Parties as a reference to the Boston Tea Party in 1773 during the American Revolution. Most of the these tea parties developed into nationally coordinated events causing counter protests to spring up that supported the current administration's economic plans and actions. Polls showed that 51% of Americans were in favor of these protests.
These pictures are from the Tea Party in Chattanooga. Called a grass roots movement, critics insist they were actually 'astroturf' (fake grass roots because they were organized by lobbyists instead of arising spontaneously)