More than 1,000 people march through downtown Portland demanding Trump release tax returns
More than 1,000 people marched through downtown Portland Saturday in a nationwide call to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.
A large crowd gathered for a pre-march rally at Terry Schrunk Plaza around 1 p.m. The rally hosted a lineup of speakers including state and local representatives and other community activists.
Demonstrators march down SW Naito Parkway:
The route for Portland's Tax Day March was similar to that of the women's march. Demonstrators returned to Schrunk Plaza around 3 p.m.
The Tax March exited Terry Shrunk Plaza onto SW Madison, and then went:
- North on SW 4th Avenue to SW Pine
- East on SW Pine to SW Naito Parkway
- South on SW Naito Parkway to SW Jefferson
- West on SW Jefferson back to Terry Schrunk Plaza
Travelers experienced traffic delay sand closures in the area.
The march was the first major demonstration since the Women's March after Donald Trump's inauguration in January.
Organizers say the Portland Women's March drew nearly 100,000 people.
The Portland Tax March was one of more than 100 across the country Saturday.
Trump is the first major party nominee in more than 40 years to not release his tax returns, saying it was because he was under audit. He later said that voters don't care.
Tuesday is the deadline for taxpayers to file returns.