Thousands of activists and protesters across the country joined forces in a nationwide demonstrated on Tax Day to demand the release of the President tax returns.
The largest marches took place in New York City and Washington, D.C. with some 100 other American cities hosting smaller marches in demand of Donald Trump’s release of his still hidden taxes.
According to HuffingtonPost, protest organizers estimated that over 25,000 people attended the rally in Washington, D.C., and 20,000 people participated in New York City. Together, the rallies across the country were among the largest anti-Trump demonstrations since the Women’s March that drew millions of people worldwide into the streets on Jan. 21.
In Washington, D.C., the march kicked off with a rally at the U.S. Capitol followed by a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, where protesters were heard chanting “shame” in unison.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), has become a spokesperson of the dump Trump train, and made sure to call out the ranking member on the House Financial Services Committee, saying he gave one of the most impassioned speeches at the U.S. Capitol.
“I have laryngitis. But the only way I would not have been here with you today is if they cut my throat and stopped me from talking,” she declared. “If he thinks he can get away with playing king, he’s got another thing coming!”
Many speakers from the march also called for a fairer taxation system, which they argue is unfairly skewed to the advantage of wealthy people including Trump.
Some protests got violent in Berkeley, California.
The progressive organizations and labor unions sponsoring the march include Indivisible, Americans for Tax Fairness,, Public Citizen, Demos, Credo, the Working Families Party, the National Women’s Law Center and the American Federation of Teachers.
The coalition of liberal groups organized the “Tax March,” as they called it, to coincide with April 15, because it’s usually Tax Day ― the final day for individuals to submit their tax returns.
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