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Marches Set Nationwide to Protest Trump Tax Returns

16 April 2017

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets across the United States and beyond on Saturday to press President Donald Trump to release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public does not care about the issue.

"For him to look at the television and to see that people are marching", Price said of Trump, " ... and for the people who watch to see that there are other people out there who care, they can feel more justified in caring, too".

Warren said the American public has a right to know more about Trump's business ties, debts, and how Trump's organization may be benefiting from his presidency.

It turns out, people still care about President Trump's tax returns. Those who attend will march to Market Square, where Pittsburgh City Council member Corey O'Connor is scheduled to speak.

In an interview, Raskin referred to polls during the presidential campaign that showed a majority of Americans - and a majority of Republicans - believed that Trump should release his tax returns.

The New York City rally and march begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bryant Park, Sixth Ave.at 42nd St.

The demonstrations are taking place on the traditional April 15 Tax Day, the deadline for filing federal tax returns, although the IRS this year pushed back the deadline by three days.

Trump has cited an audit as the reason he won't release his taxes.

"Paying your taxes is an American thing to do", said Claudia Stroie, 49, a mechanical engineer from CT who attended the rally in NY.

The tax returns go to the heart of the Russian Federation scandal, and the Trump family's potential conflicts of interest in the White House.

While not speaking for the national march, Price said organizers have tried to make Pittsburgh's march non-partisan. "The American people want to know who he is connected with, what the possible conflicts are, if he actually pays his taxes and how many loopholes he takes advantage of".

"At the very least, even if [Trump] continues to hide behind the phony excuse of being under audit, he should release tax returns for 2016 as those are not under audit", said Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) during a debate in the House of Representatives last month.

Of course, turnout at the tax marches could surprise on the upside.

Trump's aide, Kellyanne Conway, raised new questions over the issue when she stated in January that the president would not release his tax returns, a disclosure of financial information made by every president for almost 40 years and one that advocates and voters believe is important to guard against possible corruption. The event was staged to protest the policies of President Donald Trump and to demand that he release his tax information.