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Democratic lawmakers and liberal activists plan to ring in Tax Day with nationwide protests this weekend meant to pressure President Trump to release his tax returns — with organizers hoping for the biggest anti-Trump showing since January’s Women’s March.
On Saturday, thousands are expected to attend ‘Tax Marches’ in approximately 150 cities, including several affiliated events overseas.
Clashes came as thousands protested in cities across the US demanding Trump release his tax returnsTwenty-one people were arrested after violent clashes erupted between pro- and anti-Trump protesters in Berkeley, California on Saturday, police said.A pro-Trump “Patriot’s Day” rally near Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park was met by counter-protesters, and the two opposing rallies soon devolved into violent confrontations.Some 250 police officers had been dispatched to the scene by mid-afternoon, the Los Angeles Times reported, as both groups threw rocks and sticks at each other, and fireworks and smoke bombs were thrown into the crowd. A handful of demonstrators were reportedly sprayed with pepper spray.Eleven people were injured in the clashes, with at last six evacuated to hospital for medical treatment, including one stabbing victim.Officer Byron White of the Berkeley Police Department told the Times that 21 people were arrested, including some on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Police also confiscated knives, stun guns, and poles from demonstrators, White said.
The clashes came as thousands of protesters gathered Saturday in cities across the United States to pressure President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, a move of transparency he has refused to make.The protests were timed to coincide with the traditional April 15 deadline for US tax filings (though this year the deadline falls on April 18).In Washington, several thousand protesters of all ages gathered in front of the Capitol building housing Congress, holding up signs such as “What is he hiding?” and “Real men pay their taxes.”Trump was not in the city during the demonstration; he is again spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. “Tax March” protesters demonstrated outside the exclusive property Saturday.And in New York, several thousand protesters assembled around Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan ahead of a march to the Trump International Hotel and Tower, where Trump lived before his election.
For decades, US presidents and presidential candidates have released their tax returns voluntarily — there is no legal requirement to do so. US law requires only the publication of a financial statement that estimates assets, including debt and revenue, but does not give details on the amount of taxes paid.Trump, a billionaire property tycoon, released such a financial statement but has kept his tax returns private, both during the election campaign and since taking office in January.Trump has justified his refusal to publish his returns by noting they are being audited. Federal tax authorities say that does not bar him from releasing the returns.
Berkeley is one of America’s most liberal cities, with a long history of left-wing activism. Trump supporters used the city as a setting for a Patriots Day rally Saturday.
But it goes beyond protests and counter-protests.
Fistfights broke out near Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, where Trump supporters had scheduled a rally. Fireworks and smoke bombs were thrown into the crowd, and a few demonstrators were doused with pepper spray.
The term “black bloc” was used to describe the tight wedges of black-clad protesters in helmets and masks who appeared in street demonstrations in Germany in the 1970s, confounding efforts to single out, identify and prosecute individuals.
In February, UC Berkeley officials criticized what they described as a paramilitary force armed with bats, steel rods, fireworks and Molotov cocktails. They set a fire on campus and prevented Yiannopoulos from speaking.
A notorious white supremacist got caught on camera sucker-punching a woman in the melee that erupted on Saturday in Berkeley, CA between pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators.
Nathan Damigo of white nationalist group Identity Europa was identified by multiple witnesses as the man seen in a viral video lunging at an unsuspecting woman with dreadlocks and viciously punching her before she had a chance to react.