Photos: See the signs calling for Trump’s impeachment at the Boston Common rally Tuesday night

“This is a moment of national crisis.”

Tens of thousands of people across the country marched in support of impeachment Tuesday evening, from a demonstration through a rainy Times Square to handfuls of activists standing vigil in small towns around the country.

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In Boston, hundreds weathered a steady rain on Boston Common to listen to speakers rail against the president on the eve of the highly anticipated impeachment vote on two articles, one charging abuse of power and the other obstruction of Congress.

At one point the crowd, bundled up in winter jackets with some holding an umbrella in one hand and a protest sign in the other, chanted “Hey hey, ho ho, Donald Trump has got to go!”

“There is a lot of fear about what a president going unchecked could mean for the future of our democracy and what standard that could set for sitting presidents,” Kristina Mensik, assistant director at Common Cause Massachusetts, the nonpartisan, grassroots organization that was a lead organizer of Tuesday’s rally, told Boston.com before the event.

Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, a Republican who is challenging Trump in the party’s presidential contest, told the rally that “this is a moment of national crisis.” Trump, he said, “is richly deserved to be impeached and removed by Congress.”

Below, see some of the signs and banners carried by the pro-impeachment crowd that attended.

Christian Nachtrieb, of Medford, holds a sign during the rally.

A sign declares Trump “Public Enemy Number One” at Tuesday’s rally.

Hundreds of protesters gathered on Boston Common.

Signs at Tuesday’s rally declared that “Trump is not above the law.”

Signs and umbrellas were in abundance at Tuesday night’s rally.

Flag- and sign-waving protesters.

Signs demand that Congress “Impeach Now” at the rally Tuesday.

Protesters ask that members of Congress “Defend America Dump Trump.”

A sign spells out the grounds for impeachment as laid out in the Constitution.

A woman encourages Congress to “M-peach” at Tuesday’s rally.

A protester holds an American flag at Tuesday’s Boston Common rally.

The letters in the snow said it all at Tuesday’s rally.

Protesters who gathered on Boston Common hold a sign that reads “Impeach and remove.”

Rally attendees brandishing signs that declare “Dissent is patriotic” and that “Trump is not above the law.”

Hundreds of animated protesters turned out in the snow and rain on Boston Common Tuesday.

Donia Goss, of Medford, chants during the rally.

Protesters gathered on Boston Common for Tuesday’s Impeach and Remove Rally.

Material from Nicholas Riccardi and Gary D. Robertson of the Associated Press and Danny McDonald and Sofia Saric of The Boston Globe was used in this report.


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