Pro-Trump, anti-Trump protesters clash in Berkeley, California
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 17, 2017,
Apr 17, 2017, 23:28
Organizers said the protests - dubbed the Tax March - were scheduled in almost 150 cities.
Protesters are gather on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, April 15, 2017, during a Tax Day demonstration calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns.
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people marched through midtown Manhattan and dozens of United States cities on Saturday to demand that Mr Trump release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public does not care about the issue. Protesters took to th.
The protests were timed to coincide with the traditional April 15 deadline for USA tax filings.
The arrest total from Saturday's violent clash between protesters supporting or opposing President Trump grew to 23 on Sunday when Alameda County Sheriff's Office officials released the names of those who were nabbed.
The press is playing this one right down the middle - both sides are to blame for the violence that erupted in Berkeley when pro- and anti-Trump protesters clashed.
Police say at least four people have been arrested after violence broke out Saturday between groups of supporters and detractors of President Donald Trump holding rallies in downtown Berkeley. Officers confiscated knives and makeshift weapons.
Tuesday is the deadline for taxpayers to file returns. Despite strong criticism, Trump has rejected calls for releasing his tax returns - a long-held tradition among American presidents - though it is not legally binding.
In New York, thousands also marched, and demonstrations were held from Boston and Philadelphia on the East Coast to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles out West, and cities and towns in between. "We're here to say we care", said Singh.
According to The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors and reports on American hate groups, Damigo - a former corporal in the U.S. Marine Corp - founded Identity Evropa in March of 2016, two years after his release from prison.
"You don't know which way the country goes", said Arlin next to her 89-year-old husband who fled Czechoslovakia during World War II. "I see it. There is some anger".
Images of tax protesters in cities including Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and NY flooded social media.
Bamberger said he himself was "knocked down and hurt" and stressed that he did not belong to "a hate group like [white supremacists] and I don't condone any of their actions". "Now Tax Returns are brought up again?"