Several local tax day protests are scheduled for Thursday. Tea party groups have organized protests in South Bend, Elkhart and Niles. In South Bend, protesters will gather at 5 p.m. at Leighton Plaza in South Bend. The plaza is located at 202 S. Michigan St. In Elkhart, a protest will begin at 5 p.m. at the Elkhart Civic Plaza. In St. Joseph, Michigan, a protest is planned for 4 p.m. at the Berrien County courthouse.