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Protesters Gather in Chicago, Calling on Trump to Release Tax Returns

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    Protesters gathered in downtown Chicago Saturday morning as part of a nationwide campaign calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. NBC 5's Chris Hush reports.

    (Published Sunday, April 16, 2017)

    Protesters gathered in downtown Chicago Saturday morning as part of a nationwide campaign calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns.

    More than a thousand people gathered at Daley Plaza, located at 50 W. Washington St. in the city's Loop, for Tax March Chicago, which began around 11 a.m.

    The rally was one of 180 protests in 48 states planned across the country on April 15, demanding the president make his tax records public and “commit to tax reform that doesn’t favor the wealthy at the expense of the middle class,” organizers said. 

    Trump is the first president in 40 years to refuse to release his tax returns while in office, though part of his 2005 returns surfaced last month to reveal that he paid about $36 million that year. 

    The march — scheduled on the traditional deadline to file income taxes — came about three months after an estimated 250,000 people took to the streets for the Women’s March on Chicago the day after Trump’s inauguration. 

    “We want to know who he owes money to and what foreign governments have leverage over us,” an event description reads.

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