Trump's tax returns are the target of nationwide protests on Saturday

Apr 16, 2017, 01:08

Protesters are taking part in Tax Day demonstrations nationwide, calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns.

Trump has said that Americans "don't care at all" about his tax returns, but polls show 74% of Americans say he should release them.

"Donald Trump is repeatedly asserting that no one really wants to see his tax returns".

In addition to major US cities, including Washington and Los Angeles, marches are planned in Europe, Japan and New Zealand.

Well, a lot of people actually do care. Taub was inspired following her participation in the women's march in Boston the day after Trump's inauguration, and her interest in finance.

Registered nurse Pam Craig of Greensboro says Trump's returns may show he has paid little or nothing to run the government he now heads.

The demonstrations, organized by a loose coalition of labor and left-leaning groups with various economic agendas, are meant to focus on Trump's refusal to disclose his tax-paying history, something his predecessors in the White House have done for more than 40 years.

Organizers said the protests - dubbed the Tax March - were scheduled in almost 150 cities, and stemmed from the women's march that took place the day after Mr. Trump's inauguration.

Buddhist monk Jampal Rowe of Poolesville, Md., attends the Tax March rally on the west lawn of the Capitol to call on President Trump to release his tax returns, April 15, 2017, in Washington.

With White House giving no indications on Trump releasing his returns, critics are making noise.

"Release your tax returns and commit to a fair tax system for the American people".

The cartoon chick, designed by Seattle artist Casey Latiolais to commemorate China's Year of the Rooster, has been co-opted by the Tax March protesters, who say Trump is too "chicken" to release his taxes.

However, many cities may draw crowds of fewer than 100.

"Paying your taxes is an American thing to do", said Claudia Stroie, 49, a mechanical engineer from CT who attended the rally in NY. Donald Trump has made it clear that he will try to get away with whatever he can and then try to fight it out in court. It's an issue Democrats think makes the GOP politically vulnerable, and one the party strategists say they'll continue to push in the months ahead. "Ron Wyden called on Trump to 'knock off the secrecy". "For the past two years, I've walked off the job and marched in the street to make sure that everyone from President Trump to wealthy corporations hear our demand for change".

Sean Spicer said on Tuesday, "We filed our financial disclosure forms the other day in a way that allows everyone to understand".

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