Trump “Impeachment March” Coming to Philly

Organizers claim that the president committed obstruction of justice.

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President Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago, Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Philly activists are organizing a march to demand the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

According to a Facebook event page, an “Impeachment March” from the National Constitution Center to JFK Plaza has been planned for July 2nd.

“Donald Trump’s extreme disregard for the Constitution is a profound subversion of the Office of the President,” the event description reads. “Neither do we feel our country is in safe nor able hands, and we will not quietly ride out a tenure that threatens our democracy and way of life. We demand that Congress stop enabling President Trump through an embarrassing and potentially catastrophic charade of normalcy. The future of American Democracy rests in their hands.”

Organizers claim that Trump committed obstruction of justice, which would require an attempt to block an investigation with corrupt intent. As others have, they specifically reference former FBI director James Comey‘s testimony last week, during which Comey said he got the impression that Trump advised him to end his investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Some lawyers have pointed out, however, that it would be difficult to prove that the president committed obstruction of justice for a number of reasons.

Organizers of the Philly “Trump Impeachment” march plan to kick the event off at 10 a.m. on July 2nd. As of right now, the group plans to start at the Constitution Center, head south on 6th Street and west on Chestnut Street, then turn right on Juniper and head north past City Hall before making a left turn onto JFK Boulevard. But the route could be changed – organizers aren’t set on an official path yet.

About 130 people have hit “going” on Facebook, and 710 hit “interested.”

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