Thousands gathered in downtown Seattle and in cities across the country on Tuesday evening to demand the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
“I can’t take it anymore, I can’t stand it anymore, we have got to take our country back,” said Mickie Pemberton, who waved a sign along 2nd Avenue in front of the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building.
She was one of an estimated 2,500 people who gathered on the plaza, according to Seattle Indivisible, the organizers of the event.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine were among the speakers who addressed the crowd.
Even as the gathering spilled into traffic, there were some who felt it should’ve been bigger.
“For how important this is, it feels a little small,” said Victoria England.
Organizers said "Nobody Is Above The Law" protests took place around the country on Tuesday, in all 50 states.
The local and national rallies were held the night before the House of Representatives is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment.
In Olympia, a crowd gathered on the steps of the Capitol. Protesters in Tacoma took over a sidewalk in front of the U.S. Courthouse. Groups also gathered in Everett, Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, and the Eastside.
A few dozen people marched through downtown Seattle streets after the rally ended. Police on bicycles followed along and closed intersections, disrupting rush hour traffic. Within an hour, everyone dissipated.
On Tuesdsay, the chairman of Washington's Republican party echoed the sentiment of President Trump, saying there was a lack of due process in the impeachment proceedings.
"This has been a partisan witch hunt from Day One," said Chairman Caleb Heimlich. He expects the vote to pass tomorrow, but believes some Democrats will vote no.