- Thousands of people gathered across the US on Tuesday in support of impeaching President Donald Trump.
- Many of the rallies were organised by liberal groups like MoveOn, with organisers saying more than 600 rallies were planned across the country, with an anticipated turnout of about 200,000.
- The House is set to vote on the articles Wednesday; if they are approved, the process moves to the Senate for trial.
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Thousands of people gathered across the US on Tuesday in support of impeaching President Donald Trump.
Many of the rallies were organised by left-wing groups like MoveOn, with organisers saying more than 600 rallies were planned across the country, with an anticipated turnout of about 200,000. Protests were scheduled to begin in various cites at 5:30 p.m. local time.
Several of the demonstrations were called under the banner of “Nobody Is Above the Law,” and they were meant to display support for impeachment proceedings against Trump on the eve of the House vote on impeachment.
The House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment last week, charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over his dealings with Ukraine. The full House of Representatives is set to vote on the articles Wednesday; if they are approved, the process will move to the Senate for trial.
An estimated 1,500 people rallied in front of the Colorado State Capitol Building in Denver, according to The Denver Post. In New York, organisers estimated that thousands would flood Times Square. In Charlotte, North Carolina, about 200 protesters recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang “America the Beautiful,” according to The New York Times.
Here are 21 photos of impeachment protests around the nation.
In Florida, protesters gathered outside the Trump National Doral golf resort.
Many held up signs poking fun at Trump’s catchphrases.
Hundreds gathered on Boston Common near the Massachusetts State House, despite rain and snow.
Source: Boston Globe
“This is not a partisan act. This is a patriotic act,” Pam Wilmot, the executive director of Common Cause Massachusetts, told the ABC News affiliate WCVB.
Organisers anticipated thousands at New York’s Times Square rally.
A protester named Erica Bruce told The New York Times that the House impeachment vote should serve as a wake-up call to voters.
“I think that what happens tomorrow is going to solidify for a lot of people whether their representatives are acting on behalf of their constituents or themselves,” she told The Times.
One person held up a sign that said: “Today is my birthday & all I wish for is impeachment.”
While another person held a sign that said: “Jail to the chief.”
Others in New York chanted slogans.
Hundreds marched in Raleigh, North Carolina, from Bicentennial Plaza.
Residents sang out: “We wish you a good impeachment, we wish you a good impeachment and removal right now,” to the melody of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” according to ABC News.
Dozens gathered at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza in Lexington, Kentucky.
Chuck Eddy, a Republican candidate for Congress, was also in attendance, showing bipartisan support for Trump’s removal from office.
In Los Angeles, hundreds of people filled Grand Park and marched outside City Hall.
According to KTLA, former Rep. Katie Hill and the actress Alyssa Milano were in attendance.
Some in Los Angeles held up festive signs.
A message calling for Trump’s removal from office was projected onto City Hall in Los Angeles.
A police officer told NBC Bay Area that at least 2,000 people crowded outside the San Francisco federal building.
Source: NBC Bay Area
Some in San Francisco chose to wear their opinions.
In El Cajon, California, near San Diego, a rally was organised at Parkway Plaza.
Speakers in Salt Lake City described Trump’s presidency as a threat to democracy.
“We do not want a king,” former Rep. Karen Shepherd said.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune
Roughly 200 people gathered outside Republican Rep. Mike Turner’s office in Dayton, Ohio.
“If you’re the president, you have to follow the law. You have to be the epitome of America,” a Dayton protester named Zoe Maggard told WYSO Radio.
Source: WYSO Radio
“I don’t understand why everyone isn’t out in the streets,” Marti McKee, a protester from San Francisco, told the Associated Press.
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