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Local activist brings 'Donny, the Tax March Chicken' to Phoenix ahead of President Trump's rally

Posted: 3:49 PM, Aug 22, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-22 21:06:06-04
Inflatable chicken heads to PHX for Trump rally
Inflatable chicken heads to PHX for Trump rally

A 20-foot, inflatable chicken with an apparent likeness to President Donald Trump has made its way to Phoenix, where the president is holding a "Make America Great Again" rally on Tuesday.

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The chicken, named "Donny, the Tax March Chicken," made national headlines last week when it appeared in a park near the White House.

Wendy Garcia, a local activist with Indivisible Surprise, said by phone that the chicken was flown to Phoenix a few days ago. She said it would be set up near 3rd and Monroe streets in downtown Phoenix.

"We want to see his tax returns," said Garcia, saying the chicken is a "symbolic reminder" for the president.

The New York Times reports that the inflatable chicken was created by Taran Singh Brar, an artist and filmmaker in California.

President Trump made a stop at the Marine Corps. Air Station in Yuma on Tuesday afternoon, where he reportedly discussed the border. He then flew to Phoenix where he will hold a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center.

President Trump is expected to speak at 7 p.m. You can watch the President's remarks live on ABC15, at abc15.com/stream , or in the ABC15 mobile app.