Holding signs that said, "No more tax cuts for the rich," and candles in plastic cups, about 100 protesters gathered in front of the Government Center on Monday night.
The demonstration was part of the Fiscal Cliff Candlelight Vigils, calling for U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman to support increasing taxes on wealthy residents and oppose funding reductions for government benefit programs as part of federal budget negotiations.
"I pray for the protection of our government leaders," one speaker said.
Activists, labor officials and residents held a series of demonstrations around the nation Monday, including in Hartford. The Stamford vigil was sponsored by the state AFL-CIO, MoveOn.org and the Service Employees International Union.