Thousands of protesters participated in hundreds of anti-tax rallies today. The protests are called "tea parties" after the Boston tea party in 1773. The "tea party" movement was launched by an on the air "rant" by CNBC's Rick Santelli. Here is the video that started the movement.
Rick Santelli and the "Rant of the Year"(video via YouTube)
Here is a report on the tax day protests.
Tax Day becomes Protest Day
Americans in all 50 states are holding rallies on Thursday -- the day US tax returns are due -- to protest higher taxes and what they denounce as out-of-control government spending.