Tax march: Protesters in Philly call on Trump to release tax returns

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Protesters are planning to march in Center City Philadelphia on Saturday to call for President Trump to release his tax returns.


Participants began to gather at 10 a.m. at Thomas Paine Plaza, across from City Hall. They plan to march down Market Street toward People’s Plaza, at Fifth and Market Streets on Independence Mall. The protest, with speakers, is scheduled to last until 1 p.m.

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Philadelphia is one of 100-plus cities in the U.S. to hold marches on Saturday calling for President Trump to release his returns.

“This march isn’t just about papers — it’s about economic justice,” the organizers’ Facebook event page says. “It’s also about whether Donald Trump and the rest of the superrich are paying their fair share.”

Organizers of the Tax March Philly have a 10-foot tall chicken, which was shipped from China and looks like Trump, in the bed of a pickup truck as part of the protest. 

Gwen Snyder, executive director of Philadelphia Jobs with Justice and a coordinator of the Philadelphia march, has said the chicken was to show that Trump was “chicken” for not releasing his income taxes and that a chicken was previously used in a San Francisco demonstration.




According to the event’s Facebook page, more than 3,000 people have indicated they plan to attend the Philadelphia march, and 11,000 have expressed interest in it.

April 15 is usually Tax Day, when tax returns are due, but this year, the deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 18.























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