A direct action group has vowed to continue its protests against banks and leading stores over claims of tax avoidance, bonuses and the "broken" banking system.
Supporters of UK Uncut staged a series of small demonstrations outside branches of Barclays bank in central London and in other locations around the country.
Further action is planned against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on February 26, protesters added.
A UK Uncut spokesman said: "We're here today because we are tired of companies ripping off the public and using economies of scale and clever accounting laws to get away with not paying taxes. We are tired of us paying into the public sector and seeing our public sector decimated, while corporations are effectively getting away with theft. It's legal but immoral."
He added: "We are hoping to very peacefully and legally send a big message to Barclays that paying 1% corporation tax is not really acceptable."
Barclays courted fresh controversy over its tax arrangements as it revealed the bank's corporation tax bill stood at £113 million in 2009 - a fraction of its multibillion-pound profits.
The banking giant revealed the corporation tax payment in a submission to MPs on the Treasury Select Committee. The MPs requested further details during a hearing last month where new Barclays boss Bob Diamond came under fire, with Labour MP Chuka Umunna accusing the banking group of "tax avoidance on a grand scale".
Barclays said more than £2 billion was paid in total to HM Revenue & Customers in 2009, although only £113 million was corporation tax. That year the group posted pre-tax profits of £11.6 billion and it earlier revealed profits of £6.1 billion for 2010.
But Barclays said in its additional submission to the committee that the corporation tax bill was lower due to "UK losses brought forward principally arising from credit write downs".
A Barclays spokeswoman said: "Barclays takes its responsibilities as a corporate citizen very seriously. We comply with taxation laws in the UK and in all the countries where we do business - both in the spirit and the letter. The corporate tax affairs of an organisation with the global footprint of Barclays are complex and not reducible to simplistic comparisons; any link between Barclays Group profits and the amount of tax paid to the UK Government is inappropriate - there is no direct correlation between the two."