15 held in anti-Trump 'Tax March' across the United States

Protesters attend the Tax Day March in Cambridge

Protesters attend the Tax Day March in Cambridge

Presidential candidates are not required to release their tax returns to the public, but Trump became the first major party nominee to refuse the tradition in more than 30 years.

When asked about Trump's taxes on CNN's "Wolf", the House Republican said releasing the returns was "the right thing to do". Activists organized the mass protest, named "Tax March" in honor of Tax Day, to demand the White House to release the president's tax returns.

Trump and his administration have repeatedly dismissed calls for him to release his taxes, first claiming he couldn't because he was being audited, then saying the issue was more of interest to journalists and liberal politicians. Trump has said that Americans "don't care at all" about his tax returns, but polls - including an ABC News/Washington Post story from January - show that 74% of Americans say he should release them.

Tax Day demonstrators gather on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on April 15, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Also Saturday, the Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a lawsuit against the IRS for failing to release the president's tax returns in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

Yet the marches accomplished more than provoking the president, Shockley said.

But 71-year-old Ilene Singh says he's wrong. Protesters marched across the bridge that divides West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, chanting and hoisting signs that read "Don the Con", "Go back to New York", "Show your taxes!" and "Show me the money!"

Protesters attend the Tax Day March in Cambridge

"We're under the same audit that has existed, and nothing has changed", Spicer said.

At least 20 people were arrested Saturday at a park in Berkley, Calif., when attendees of a pro-Trump and an anti-Trump rally clashed.

"You know, the only one that cares about my tax returns are the reporters".

But it's unlikely they'll see returns anytime soon - if at all. Trump's break with precedent has raised questions about possible conflicts of interest.

Ever since he started running, the real estate tycoon has refused to voluntarily release his tax returns like his predecessors. It has legal authority to obtain confidential tax records, and could vote to make them public.

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