Crowd besieges Capitol Hill demanding more witnesses and proofs in Trump's impeachment
Several hundred people came on Wednesday to the walls of Capitol Hill to urge the Senate to allow more witnesses to speak out against US President Donald Trump.
BREAKING: Mass nonviolent civil disobedience underway on steps of US Capitol— Remove Trump #SwarmTheSenate (@Remove_TrumpNow) January 29, 2020
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To date, the exact number of protesters is unknown, but according to the latest information received, more than four dozen people were arrested in connection with “obstructing or incommoding,” reports The Hill.
A non-violent rally is reportedly launched in the Hart Senate Building, and later Protestants came to the steps of Capitol Hill.
Protesters Demand More Impeachment Witnesses TEHRAN (Iran News) – Hundreds of protesters took to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to demand more witne #ImpeachmentWitnesses #senateimpeachment #TrumpImpeachment #TrumpImpeachmentTrial pic.twitter.com/EC0QJbFAN2— irannewsdaily (@irannewsdaily) January 30, 2020
Activists of many public organizations have united against Trump.
“The demonstration involved groups such as Public Citizen, Women’s March, Center for Popular Democracy Action, Stand Up America, March for Truth, Demand Justice and the Poor People’s Campaign,” reports The Hill.
“The Republicans are rigging this trial and the one force that could actually change this equation is the power of the people coming out in the streets and demanding witnesses, demanding evidence and demanding conviction and removal,” said Rafael Kadaris, a protester with RefuseFacism.org.
This is not the first or even the only crusade aimed at overthrowing the current government. In Portland, Salt Lake City, Anchorage and Phoenix, the same rallies took place on the same day.
According to official information, the Senate will decide on the admission of new witnesses and the consideration of other evidence against Donald Trump on Friday.