Tax Day demonstrators to demand Trump release his taxes

Thousands of people have joined rallies in NY and other major cities to demand that Donald Trump release his tax returns.

Many demonstrators said they hoped Saturday's marches would convince Trump to voluntarily release them.

"There are probably many illegal or questionable investments in things that could affect how he looks at government and legislation, because he's too connected", Lodwick said.

"It seems very important that we honor the truth, find out the truth and that we ask for that kind of accountability from our president", he said. "People didn't care", Conway added.

Below are some fun signs and photos of the crowds from a variety of US cities.

In West Palm Beach, Florida, a "March-a-Lago" event is taking place near Trump's palatial Mar-a-Lago resort, where the president is spending the weekend playing golf, his fifteenth junket since being inaugurated less than three months ago.

In Washington, D.C., more than a thousand demonstators stood in the shadow of the Capitol to insist that the president defend his American-first agenda by proving that he is not financially entangled with foreign governments.

On the campaign trail, Trump promised he would release his taxes, and this group has planned to hold him to that even if they think it may not happen.

In January, shortly after Trump's inauguration, the White House stated that the president would not be releasing his tax returns.

Critics have raised questions about what Trump's tax returns say about his net worth and various business ties.

"Until he does, we'll never know what he's hiding or who his policies are created to benefit".

"It's not fair for Donald Trump to hide his tax returns from the American people".

"It's possible that he can now show his taxes, because his current taxes are not being audited", said Demerlis, who carried a sign saying, "Follow the Money".

As pretty much every American knows, April 15 is the usual deadline for those who live and work in the file their taxes.

Kathleen Petersen, a retiree who is organizing the march in Cheyenne, Wyoming, also helped organize the local Women's March there the day after Trump was inaugurated.

"I just think that somebody has got to start holding this man accountable", Baker said.

The pro-Trump rally later in the day is "a celebration of what he's doing and a show of support", said Trevor Dierdorff, El Paso County Republican Party chairman.

President Trump has said an audit from the Internal Revenue Service is what is stopping him from releasing his tax returns, although the IRS has said that would not prevent anyone from releasing their own tax information.

For the past 40 years, every USA president and presidential candidate has released tax documents.

Republicans have rebuffed Democrats' efforts to get the House Ways and Means Committee to act.