On Tax Day, demonstrators across the country and abroad have set their own filing deadline for President Trump: Provide your tax returns now.
Demonstrators took to the streets in more than 150 cities around the world to demand transparency and insist that lawmakers put their needs ahead of corporations and the wealthy.
Organizers had hoped the marches would be among the largest political gatherings in the country since the January Women’s March on Washington.
In New York, thousands brandished signs, with some that read “You got the birth certificate, show us your taxes” and “No Hidden Figures!” Groups chanted slogans like “You can’t build a wall, your hands are too small” and “This is what democracy looks like” as they marched up Sixth Avenue to Trump Tower.
In Washington, D.C., more than a thousand demonstators stood in the shadow of the Capitol to insist that the president defend his American-first agenda by proving that he is not financially entangled with foreign governments.
Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) reminded demonstrators that the country was founded by tax protesters who refused to pay the British government because it didn’t represent their interests.