Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend rallies on Saturday, April 15, the day that marks the traditional deadline for filing income tax returns, The Hill reported Friday. No official estimates were immediately available. In Manhattan, demonstrators are set to gather at 1 p.m.at Bryant Park.
The inflatable chickens were designed in Hong Kong to celebrate the Year of the Rooster, and they were purposely made to resemble Trump this year.
On Tax Day, demonstrators across the country and overseas have set their own filing deadline for President Trump: Provide your tax returns now.
According to TaxMarch.org, a website that lays out information about the marches across the country, people are planning to march in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Milpitas, Walnut Creek, Novato and Santa Cruz Saturday in solidarity with a larger march in Washington, D.C. The Oregon Democrat and says the people have "a basic right to know whether the president pays his fair share".
He then tore into Trump's failure to release his tax returns, highlighting legislation he's sponsoring to require any USA president to release his returns annually.
Stay tuned for updates from the marches throughout the day. Trump has resisted intense pressure to release them, thereby hiding his financial ties, business dealings, and potential conflicts of interest. "A lot of things break down along party lines, and this one seems to escape and in an environment that's so highly polarized, I think we ought to maintain that".
The White House has not said whether or not the president plans to release his returns while he's in office. Twenty states have introduced legislation to require presidential candidates to release tax returns, including California's SB 149.
Event organizers for the Tax March said the movement is to demand transparency and fairness from the president.
Also, just to be clear: Although tax day does typically fall on April 15 in the US, procrastinators have three extra days this year. It has been retweeted more than 21,000 times.
In Los Angeles, television director Mike Stutz turned up at the march dressed in costume as a Russian general and said he was called General Bullshitski.
"The tax returns would be a good start".
Joe Dinkin, spokesman for the Working Families Party, one of the groups organizing the marches, said investigations into the Trump campaign's alleged connections to Russian Federation underscore the need to disclose his returns.
In all, more than 100 marches are expected to occur throughout the day.
The revelation provides the most recent glimpse at Trump's income.