Washington D.C. (CNN, April 15,2017): On Saturday, protesters descended on Capitol Hill and cities across the U.S. to demand that Trump make his most recent tax returns public. It’s something every president and presidential nominee has done for the past 40 years.
The organizers of Saturday’s marches say more than 180 events are planned across 48 states and the District of Columbia.
By Saturday afternoon, images of crowds in cities including D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and New York began cropping up on social media.
Trump has said that Americans “don’t care at all” about his tax returns, but polls show 74% of Americans say he should release them. Many lawmakers, including some Republicans, have also called on him to make them public. And a petition demanding that Trump release his returns has garnered more than 1 million signatures.
Still, the White House has not indicated Trump has any intentions of releasing his returns. So Trump critics are prepared to make some noise.
“We march to demand that the president release his returns, as he has repeatedly promised, but failed, to do,” the Tax March website reads. “We march because it is in the best interest of the American people to know what financial entanglements and conflicts of interest our leaders have.”