TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Thousands of people staged a massive rally in the streets of New York City as well as many other US cites on Tuesday to ask for the impeachment of US President Donald Trump.
A coalition of liberal groups that included MoveOn.org and Indivisible also organized hundreds of rallies across the country, a day before the US House of Representatives decides whether the process will go to trial in the Senate.
From Boston Common to the French Quarter in New Orleans, a series of protests reverberated across the country on Tuesday evening to call for Trump’s removal from office, a prelude to momentous impeachment votes set for Wednesday in the House of Representatives, the New York Times reported.
In Center City Philadelphia, a group of demonstrators held up signs with LED lights spelling out IMPEACH at the base of a bronze statue called “Government of the People,” while Times Square in New York teemed with protesters chanting, “No one’s above the law.”
The coalition of liberal groups including MoveOn.org and Indivisible organized hundreds of demonstrations, which incorporated many of the same elements as the yearly women’s marches that have been held since Mr. Trump’s election in 2016. The hashtags #impeachmenteve and #notabovethelaw trended on Twitter.
In Tucson, Ariz., several hundred activists who support impeachment flocked to the front of the federal courthouse, where they were greeted by the sound of honking horns from rush-hour traffic.
The votes on impeachment are expected to play out along party lines in the House, which Democrats flipped back to their control in the 2018 midterm elections. Mr. Trump would become the third president impeached by the House, joining Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. Richard M. Nixon resigned the presidency, facing an almost certain impeachment for the Watergate scandal.
No president has ever been convicted by the Senate and removed from office. It would take 67 of 100 senators to convict Trump in an impeachment trial, which is expected to take place early next year in the Republican-controlled chamber.