Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday from NY to San Diego, calling for an impartial investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties with members of the Trump campaign.
The demonstrators are calling for an independent investigation into President Donald Trump and his administration's possible ties to Russian Federation, and for the beefing up of the current investigation into the alleged connections.
"The city showed up in numbers", said march organizer Dayan Hochman.
The anti-Trump and -Russia protest, of course, involved some pretty great signs, this time focused on Russian Federation and the truth. They demand full transparency into information uncovered and also urge Congress to require the president to release his tax returns to "clarify his business interests and obligations to any foreign entity".
Sarsour said she agreed with the call for an impartial investigation into alleged Russian connections, but implored the protesters not to let Russia distract them from other issues like healthcare and civil rights.
Protesters gathered in cities across the country Saturday, including in New York City, for what organizers dubbed a March for Truth.
"We have your back!" the Trump supporters chanted Saturday.
"The Rosenstein memo was phony, we want testimony from Comey!" the protestors chanted, criticizing Trump's decision to fire the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation after receiving a recommendation from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. They were far smaller than some of the earlier anti-Trump protests. A "Pittsburgh, not Paris" rally is being held in Lafayette Square across from the White House in celebration of the USA withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. "I can't believe that this is what America has become".
The demonstrations were held in conjunction with a national "March For Truth" staged in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.
A sign at a nearby rally held as a counter to the "Pittsburgh, Not Paris" rally correctly noted that "Pittsburgh's Mayor Supports the Paris Accord". "More than 150 events were planned for today in more than 40 states across the country and six worldwide cities", Hendrix told Newsweek in an email.