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Protestors in Los Angeles Call for Impeachment of President Trump

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A protester taking part in the Impeachment March argues with President Donald Trump supporters holding a counter protest Sunday in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 02 Jul 2017 06:39 PM

Thousands marched in Los Angeles Sunday in support of impeaching President Donald Trump.

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., attended a rally where he urged his colleagues to start the process, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"We have to act now to protect our country from abuse of power and impulsive, ignorant incompetence," Sherman said, to which the crowd cheered and began chanting, "Lock him up."

The march was one of several similar gatherings Sunday across California and the nation. Organizers say they believe the president has violated the U.S. Constitution and obstructed justice.

One banner called the president an "Illegitimate Corrupt Puppet."

Marcher John Meranda tells the Los Angeles Times he has attended five recent anti-Trump marches. The 56-year-old says he's most recently frightened by the Republican proposal to cut billions of dollars from the Medicaid program.

A smaller group of pro-Trump protesters gathered nearby outside Los Angeles police headquarters. The Trump supporters say they're unconcerned about allegations that Trump tried to thwart an FBI investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The march was held a day after a bill to create a panel that would move to impeach Trump from office picked up steam as 25 Democrats backed the plan. 

Their support comes on the heels of Trump’s Twitter firestorm where he ripped into MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, the bill's sponsor, sent out an email asking colleagues to get behind the measure because it was of "enduring importance to the security of our nation."

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report. 

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Thousands marched in Los Angeles Sunday in support of impeaching President Donald Trump and Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., attended a rally where he urged his colleagues to start the process, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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