Thousands in NYC call for president to release tax returns

Thousands of people across the nation are expected to take to the streets on Saturday to challenge President Donald Trump's decision not to release his tax returns.

"Grab him by his taxes", protestors reportedly chanted in New York City.

But be warned: Getting around downtown might be tough.

Stay tuned for updates from the marches throughout the day. They're all scheduled to start at various times throughout the day.

Lesser said the message initially garnered about 21,000 retweets but then comedian Patton Oswalt shared the tweet with his 3.7 million followers.

Tuesday is the deadline for taxpayers to file returns.

President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with police and firefighters in Washington D.C., April 13, 2017.

"Trump claims no one cares about his taxes".

Several hundred protesters marched across the bridge that divides West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, chanting and hoisting signs that read "Don the Con", "Go back to New York", "Show your taxes!" and "Show me the money!"

Price said the march has a permit from the city. Taxes are inclusive, Price said, and so is being a citizen.

According to organizers, the logo will symbolize how Trump is "a chicken" for not releasing his tax returns. "Donald Trump has eroded the tradition and norm of presidential candidates releasing their tax returns to ensure there are no conflicts of interest or financial entanglements that would worry the American people".

Don't be surprised if you see a giant inflatable chicken pop up in a city near you this Saturday.

Ian Price is one of the organizers behind the local march. "We're making it fun and peaceful and family friendly", Brar said. They say the proposed cuts to health care, education, transportation are cruel and inhumane. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., is speaking in Chicago. The event is expected to end about 2:30 p.m.

The amount of taxes people feel they need to pay personally have also remained largely unchanged since 2010: the survey found just over half (54%) said they pay "about the right amount" in taxes, while 40% say they pay "more than their fair share".

Taub said she doesn't expect the president to release his tax returns as a result of the march, but she said its impact might be felt in other ways, such as compelling state legislatures to pass laws calling for more financial transparency from elected officials. Congress quickly passed a law to make sure rich investors paid some tax.

Without his returns, "Americans can not know whether Mr. Trump is using the presidency to enrich himself and potentially empower our enemies", Sen.

"The American people are outraged that President Trump has broken his promise to release his taxes raising doubts and casting shadows over countless actions taken by his administration", Karen Hobert Flynn, president of the watchdog group Common Cause, said Friday.

"We live in a very politically polarized environment". "I'm psyched, and I think lots of people are psyched about this".


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