Trump Protest Set For Tax Day As Activists Hope To Retain Momentum

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Millions of protesters around the world marched to promote women's rights this weekend in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.

Now, activists are looking to their next target — Trump's tax returns.

Trump promised during the campaign he would release his tax returns after he was done being audited. But now, his advisor Kellyanne Conway says the president has no plans to release anything, according to The Washington Post.

Trump is the only major party nominee to not release his tax returns since 1976.

Protesters, looking to galvanize momentum after a successful weekend, called for anti-Trump demonstrations on April 15 — a day which is usually the filing deadline for U.S. tax returns (since it falls on a Saturday this year, taxes are actually due on April 18).

Beau Willimon, showrunner of the dystopian Washington drama "House of Cards," weighed in, offering tips on exactly how to ensure the protests happen.

"The demand is clear-cut: hard- working, tax-paying Americans want Trump to release his tax returns. We want transparency," Willimon wrote.

Saturday's Women's Marches likely drew over three million participants in the U.S. alone, according to the statisticians at FiveThirtyEight.

Trump responded to the protests on Twitter, first calling out celebrity protesters, before acknowledging the role of peaceful protest in democracy.

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