Protesters in 150 US cities demand ‘truth’ on Trump-Russia ties
Americans have taken to the streets in more than a hundred cities, calling for an independent and impartial investigation into alleged connections between President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.
The first protesters in the so-called March for Truth gathered on Saturday in New York City’s Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, while holding signs reading, “Drive out Trump/Pence regime.
Organizers said some 3000 people on Foley Square with some shouting “Liar!” or “Lock him up!” or “Take back America!”
At least 5,000 are expected to take to the streets in Washington in the day, according to organizers of the March for Truth. Organizers plan to take an aerial photograph of protesters on the Mall arranged in the form of the words “Investigate Trump.”
“There does appear to be a lot of smoke, and when there’s smoke, there’s typically fire,” said Jordan Uhl, one of the organizers. “The best way to determine what has occurred is for a fair and impartial investigation to occur.”
Rallies are taking place in some 150 cities including, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston. Smaller groups of people are expected to take part in the March for Truth in some cities including Kansas City and Seattle.
People around the world have also planned their own protest against the US president. London, Munich and Brussels are among them.
In addition to an independent investigation into the alleged ties with Russia, marches are calling for Trump to release his tax returns.
Trump’s presidency has so far sparked a number of huge protests in Washington and around the US.
Only a day after he took office on January 20, millions of people pour to the streets in cities around the world for the Women’s March.
The March for Truth is taking place just days before a highly anticipated testimony by former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey to the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Comey, who had been leading an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia, was fired earlier last month.
The president who has repeatedly denied the allegations, said he fired Comey because it was time for a “new beginning” at America’s “crown jewel of law enforcement.” He also described the investigation as the “greatest witch hunt” in the US history.