Tax Day protesters demand Trump release his returns

Protesters in Seattle rallied at the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building in downtown Seattle before a planned march to Seattle Center.

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Hundreds of people marched along Fourth Ave. through downtown Seattle and rallied at the Seattle Center, part of a nationwide movement of marches and protests demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.

The Seattle march also combined other issues, including tax reform and Native American rights.

"Donald Trump, if you don't have anything to hide, show us your tax returns," Jesse Hagopian said in front of the group of protesters. Hagopian is a teacher at Garfield High School.

The Seattle protestors also called on the legislature to change the state's tax code.

"We want to encourage our leaders to flip our taxes upside down, or upside right," Nikkia Glover, one of the organizers for Saturday's march, said. "We want to make taxes progressive. We want the working class and the middle class to have a fair share at taxes."

Protesters said they want a tax code that increases taxes for wealthy Washingtonians.

There were more than 100 similar marches and rallies across the country calling on President Trump to release his taxes.

Protesters in the nation's capital came from as far away as North Carolina and New York. Most carried signs and some wore the signature pink hats from the Jan. 21 Women’s March that drew millions and helped spawn the Tax Day protest. Others carried plastic chickens and a few wore Russian-themed hats.

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