“This may be the last time we can protest under Trump’s presidency,” Denver School Board member Tay Anderson said, moving from a truck to more than 100 people in a car. “We started off with a bang four years ago and we’re going to come out with a bang today. ”
The protest was organized by Anderson in response to riots after a Trump rally in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday that killed five people. Many link the riots to the president’s rhetoric before and the day the violence erupted.
“Last Wednesday an act of terror took place in the capital of the United States,” Anderson said. “We come together here to say that our democracy is stronger than white supremacists and neo-Nazis. ”
Speakers at the rally included Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, who insisted the impeachment would send a strong message.
“He should never be in office again,” Weiser exclaimed in a speech about the president. “It is important that we the people are heard. ”
This message was broadcast through the streets as the trailer drove through Denver. Protesters honked their horns outside the Colorado Capitol as protesters held up signs.
“Trump has to go, we say he has to go,” protester Stacy Mitchell said. “As much as I can make my voice heard once more. ”