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Thousands Gather in Downtown Los Angeles Calling for Impeachment of President Trump

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    Trump Impeachment Rally Held in Downtown LA

    Thousands of people marched through downtown Los Angeles demanding the impeachment of President Donald Trump, while others stood in support of him. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 6 on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Published Sunday, July 2, 2017)

    Thousands of people gathered to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump Sunday in downtown Los Angeles, part of a series of similar events held nationwide.

    The Los Angeles Impeachment March began at noon at Pershing Square before continuing to Fletcher Bowron Park.

    A smaller group of several dozen pro-Trump demonstrators were also on hand, gathering at LAPD Headquarters to voice their support for the president, many holding American flags.

    The LAPD did not provide information on arrests, but the event was thought to be largely if not completely peaceful, with nothing worse than some heated arguments reported on social media.

    Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, rallied the crowd by touting his proposed Article of Impeachment against Trump.

    "Every day, Democrats, Republicans, the entire world is shocked by the latest example of America's amateur president," Sherman said.

    Organizers believe Trump has "been in blatant violation of the Constitution from the day he was sworn into the office of President," according to the group's website at www.impeachmentmarch.org. They accuse Trump of making presidential decisions that benefit his business interests, among other alleged abuses.

    An Impeachment March also took place in Orange County today at Sasscer Park in Santa Ana.

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