All images Leica M10 and 35mm Summilux.
The April 15th Tax March in Washington should scare Republicans even more than their narrow victory this week in the Kansas special election. Oh sure, the crowds were smaller than the Womens’ March on January 21st. But they were still large, and beyond their size was the enthusiasm, the anger, the joy in being able to protest against Trump.
Republicans used to own Tax Day, and now, so long as Trump doesn’t release his taxes, April 15th is symbolic of how taxpayers are screwed, not by high taxes, but by people like Trump. It’s a stunning reversal, as important in its way as the appropriation of patriotism as the American flag was by Democrats at last summer’s Democratic National Convention.
The signs continue to show creativity, the demographics continue to span age and racial groups. And as the Trump team continues to make missteps — announcing they won’t release White House visitor logs one day before a national series of marches and protests against Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns — the promise of the 2018 elections continues undiminished. Herewith some images from the event today in the Nation’s Capital.