President Trump's motorcade on Saturday reportedly took a longer route than usual on its way back to the president's Mar-a-Lago resort in what reporters said appeared to be an attempt to avoid large crowds of Tax March protesters. 

According to pool reports, Trump's motorcade made a long loop to get back to Mar-a-Lago after leaving Trump International Golf Club in Florida around 1:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, reporters traveling separately in press vans that continued on the shorter route back to the luxury resort immediately encountered "hundreds of protesters" demanding the president release his tax returns.

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One White House reporter tweeted a video of the route full of protesters.

Reporters said some of those marching carried signs reading "Show Me the Money," and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Czar, Putin Put You Where You Are."

Thousands gathered across the country Saturday — on what is traditionally tax day in the U.S. — to demand the release of Trump's tax returns. People marched in several cities and some lawmakers also spoke during protests.

Updated: 6:05 p.m.