Speaking to Power is never popular.
If under employed, say in an economic depression for a few decades, demonstrations are just one way of showing concern.
Another is to travel slowly. Drive at half the speed limit?
Clog up the system, using technology to ask questions and to make your views known.
Organize locally and internationally.
Share shopping and use the time and money saved to impact those who are distorting the system.
Barter. Tax flows diminish and wealth stays locally.