Denver demonstration demands Trump release tax returns

Thousands of protesters in over 150 US cities are mobilizing on Saturday for the Tax March, a nationwide demonstration calling on President Donald Trump disclose his tax returns.

At a Republican primary debate a year ago, Trump said he won't release any returns while they're under audit. "We need him to prove he's making decisions that are best for all of us, not what's best for Donald Trump". In some of the largest cities - Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco - anywhere from 10,000 to more than 20,000 people are planning to attend, according to Facebook event pages.

"We thought we'd be lucky if we got 200 people". The protest, with speakers, is scheduled to last until 1 p.m.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY has said Trump's refusal to release his returns could hinder Republicans' prospects for a rewrite of the tax code.

A huge inflatable chicken, adorned to look like Trump, toured the area, apparently to suggest that the Republican president was afraid, or chicken, to publish his tax records.

Organizers of the Tax March, in honor of Tax Day coming up on April 18, hope the almost 150 scheduled protests will encourage the president to release his tax returns.

April 15 is the national deadline for people to file their tax returns, although this year since the date falls on a Saturday, the deadline has been moved to Monday.

Since the White House has not indicated any intention in releasing the president's returns, protesters said they are ready to make their voices heard. "And he also likes to tweet at or around sunrise, and if you take away the fact that roosters are kind of loud and self-absorbed, then I think you can start drawing similarities that way".

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

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Reps.

In January, an estimated 100,000 people filled Civic Center Park for the Women's March that brought out millions for marches held across the globe.

Simultaneously, tens of thousands of Americans will also gather in more than 120 communities across the country, urging Trump to release his tax returns and come clean with the American people about his business dealings, financial entanglements, and conflicts of interest.

"I can definitely say Mr. Trump has a lot of similarities in that he likes to tweet", Latiolais told Seattle PI this week. "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". The deadline lands on Tuesday, April 18.