Members of Indivisible Eugene joined about 1000 additional protesters for the Tax Justice March in Eugene, Ore on March 15, 2017. The Eugene march was co-sponsored by Taxes for Peace, Not War, Community Alliance of Lane County, and other groups.
The Eugene rally was part of a larger national day of protest. Thousands of chanting, sign-carrying protesters took to the streets in cities across the nation Saturday, demanding that President Trump release his tax returns so Americans can scrutinize his business ties and potential conflicts of interest. Marches were held in dozens of cities nationwide, including Portland, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., New York City and Chicago.
Protesters gathered at Alton Baker Park and crossed the Peter DeFazio Bridge before heading into downtown Eugene chanting and hoisting signs that read, “Release Your Returns,” “Fund Education Not War” and “Show Your Taxes!”
Trump is the first major-party nominee in more than 40 years not to release his tax returns, saying it was because he was under audit. He later said that voters don’t care.
Protesters in Raleigh, N.C., said they suspect that Trump’s returns might show he has paid little or nothing to the government he now heads, or that he was indebted to Russian, Chinese or other foreign interests.