About a hundred protesters assembled in downtown Portland Tuesday to call on America's richest one percent to pay more taxes.
An earlier version of this story contained an error. It should have stated that an OSPIRG study found that offshore tax havens cost each Oregon taxpayer about $300 dollars a year in lost federal revenue.
Groups fighting for the homeless, for health care, for campaign finance reform and several other issues, used tax day to press their points.
They played what they called "Tax Dodge Ball" -- men in business suits used "tax loophole shields" to fend off workers and activists.
Retiree Bev Scott says bankers were bailed out when they were in trouble, but that regular people are getting no help.
"I'm here to support people because I see foreclosures in my neighborhood and I feel sorry for those people who are losing their homes," Scott says.
At the same time, the Oregon Public Interest Research Group released a new study saying that offshore tax havens cost Oregon taxpayers about $300 a year each, in lost revenue.
Senators in Washington D.C., blocked the so-called Buffet Bill Monday. That puts members on the record in this election year about whether to raise taxes on the richest Americans.