It was a beautiful day in Ann Arbor for a protest and what a protest it was. Over 1300 people crowded the Diag on the campus of the University of Michigan on Saturday, April 15, 2017, calling for Trump to release his tax information and to listen to five important keynote speakers calling on the president to release tax information.
The march, coordinated by the Progressives at the University of Michigan, began in downtown Ann Arbor outside of the Federal Building at 2pm. Demonstrators marched to the Diag on the UM main campus downtown to await several speeches by speakers, including Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, State Representative Yousef Rabhi, State Representative Kristy Pagan, Ann Arbor School Board Trustee Susan Baskett, and U of M Law Professor & Senior Counsel to the Detroit Mayor, Eli Savit.
The focus of the rally was to address the fact that Trump refuses to release his tax information and that Trump's assertion that,"People don't care" is not true. Organizers of the protest march and rally called for people to come together in Ann Arbor to show Trump that people do care about ethics and transparency in government. Certainly, the vocal and energized crowd was successful in voicing disapproval in regard to Trump's unwillingness to release tax information.
The crowd of demonstrators cheered in support of the speakers at the rally and many carried colorful signs calling on Trump to release his taxes.
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|Congresswoman Debbie Dingell speaking at Tax rally on Diag U of M campus Saturday. Purple Walrus Press photos.|