It used to be guys dressed up in tricorn hats who protested on Tax Day. Now it’s people who want to see President Trump’s tax returns.
The national Tax March took the streets of Seattle on Saturday, demanding the president release his returns, as was promised multiple times throughout his presidential campaign. More than 1,000 demonstrators met at the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building on Second Avenue to hear activists and local politicians like U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal press for the returns and call for tax reform that would pull more money from rich people like Trump.
At times the crowd became restless during the speeches. At one point, boos were heard throughout the crowd as young activists from Block the Bunker—the group opposing the construction of a large new police precinct in North Seattle—made connections between tax reform, income inequality, and institutional racism. Marchers took the streets, making their way down Fourth Avenue, passing Westlake Park where organizers were setting up for the Black Lives Matter rally, and eventually ending at Seattle Center.