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Tax Protests

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Published on October 3, 2019 -
Protests staged to pressure President Trump to release his income tax returns
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Tax Protests

((mark)) with tuesday's tax filing deadline fast approaching, thousands took to the streets, today, to demand president trump publicly release his taxes.

Rallies were held in more than 100 cities including washington, d.c.

Organizers hope to pressure mister trump to reveal what's on his tax forms -- citing something every president has done since the 1970s.

Some communities in northeastern and central pennsylvania also saw those tax day protests -- as eyewitness news reporter crystal cranmore shows us.

((crystal))about 50 people marched from public square in wilkes barre to the steps of the luzerne county courthouse... "who do you owe, we must know."calling on president donald trump to release his tax returns.

((joe czarnecki, protester)"we feel the tax returns would show his business interest all over the world, his borrowing, what hed have to pay back.

And it would show if there is a conflict of interest in another country or in the united states."while some are divided on this issue..

(dave hunt, doesn't care about trump's taxes)"the guy is wealthy.

There are other issues more important in the world."the political activist group - action together northeastern pennsylvania - is hoping to make a bold statement on a day that's traditionally known as tax day.as a candidate and now as president, mr. trump has refused to show his tax returns, citing an ongoing audit by the irs.but the irs has said trump ?can?

Release the documents while under an audit.((linda christman, protest organizer)"it's an important precedent.

He's the first president in 40 years to not release his tax returns."

At broad and church streets in hazleton...cars honkinganother regional rally held to protest the president's refusal to release his taxes.as congress turns its focus to tax reform, some residents worry about who will benefit.(roy christman, protester)"the home mortgage interest reduction benefits a lot of middle class people, but there are a lot of tax breaks for hedge fund managers, oil companies that are no longer needed and that needs to be addressed."crystal cranmore, eyewitness news.

((mark)) two other tax day rallies in our region were held in bloomsburg and williamsport.

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