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.
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.