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Midcoast Lens: Tax March Thomaston

Apr 15, 2017
Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest

Thomaston — Marches were held around the country Saturday, April 15, demanding that Pres. Donald Trump release his tax returns. In Maine, the weather was warm and sunny for the marches held in Bangor, Portland and Thomaston. The local march, organized by Midcoast Maine Indivisible, drew a large number of participants, pictured walking south on Main Street.

The Thomaston Tax March extends for blocks on Main Street Saturday afternoon, April 15. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
All ages march in the Midcoast Maine Indivisible-organized Tax March April 15. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
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Comments (1)
Posted by: George Terrien | Apr 16, 2017 10:15

Next time, perhaps your reporter could come on time, and report more than the tail end of the event!

The rally actually started--not ended--behind the business block, kicking off promptly on time with an energetic twenty minutes of group chanting, singing, sign-waving, and short speeches (all energetic, rally-style), and then marched east along the north sidewalk to the Library lawn for another collected and peaceful demonstration, and only then, at the end, "walked south on Main Street to rally...behind the business block on Main Street," to conclude the demonstration.

I estimated two to three hundred people who attended, and I observed at least half the cars that went by on Main Street during the march, honking supportively, with occupants waving and smiling and shouting in support.  I heard or saw only one car that expressed disapproval during the entire march, both to and from the rallies.

What did others who were there see that might expand on this report?  There were certainly enough people there, perhaps to have prompted our President (had he seen it) to have observed that very few people attended, very few, really, very, very few..., a tiny, tiny group, all old folks.  Nobody who matters, really.



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