Local protesters use the 4th of July as the setting to send a message. Their rally cry is to restore the fourth amendment.
"Just trying to wake people up to the steamroller that's coming."
Event organizer, Dale Williams says that steamroller is the NSA and it's domestic surveillance program. A program some say goes too far.
"We feel the government has over stepped it's bounds and gone contrary to what the fourth amendment stands for," says protest participant, Dan Garfield.
He says personal privacy is being trampled by the NSA.
"listening to every thing we say. Every phone conversation, every instant message, every text, every email," says Garfield.
One thing the NSA apparently isn't interested in listening to is Thursday’s protest.
"I'm sad that they won't allow us to be at their gates and that they removed us from their gates when we tried to stand there," says Garfield.
Sad, but not silenced. The protest moved next door to the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, with promises of more to come.
"This is just the beginning of this thing. There will be an NSA two and it will be better organized and we'll get after it,” says Williams.
This local rally is one of one hundred taking place in cities across the country.