Scenes From Tuesday’s Protests Calling for Trump Impeachment

Protestors in Times Square in New York City. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

In more than 500 cities and towns across the United States, protesters gathered on Tuesday for “Nobody Is Above The Law” rallies calling for the impeachment of President Trump. “The mobilization is part of a massive, grassroots effort to ensure Congress holds Donald Trump accountable for using military aid to pressure Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 elections,” protest organizers said in a statement, which claimed that over 200,000 people gathered for the demonstrations. “Congress must show that no one — including the criminal in the White House — is above the law.” It was a phrase echoed by Nancy Pelosi on the eve of the impeachment vote.

In New York City, protesters gathered in Times Square, chanting “No one’s above the law” beneath a giant banner of the text in the Constitution that refers to impeachment, and marched the sign down to Union Square.

Large crowds of protesters also gathered in Philadelphia and Chicago on the night before the House votes to impeach Trump, making him the third president to ever face the process.

In major cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta, substantial crowds showed up to support the impeachment vote, which is expected to pass along party lines on Wednesday. A Fox News poll released on Monday showed that 50 percent of Americans support impeaching and removing Trump, with another 4 percent preferring that he face impeachment, but not be removed from office. Polling averages calculated by FiveThirtyEight show a small plurality (47.7 percent to 46.4 percent) in favor of impeachment.

And in a demonstration outside the Trump National Doral Golf Club west of Miami, protesters were able to set up, poignantly, in front of a sign for the resort. (When the president announced in October that the next G-7 conference would be held at his Doral property, some argued that such a plan — now scuttled — to enrich himself was worthy of impeachment on its own merit.)

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Scenes From Tuesday’s Protests Calling for Trump Impeachment