'March for Truth' calls for independent probe of Trump's alleged Russia ties

Raquel Nash
June 4, 2017

On Saturday, a reported 150 cities are expected to take part in a March For Truth, demonstrations focused on forcing an independent investigation of President Donald Trump and the alleged ties between Russian Federation, his campaign, and his associates.

The protestors were demanding an independent investigation into possible collusion between President Trump's election campaign and Russian Federation.

The "March for Truth" has the support of members of Congress, actors and progressive groups from around the country, as a means of piling on the pressure for an in-depth investigation of the possible collusion of the Trump team and Russian Federation to torpedo Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's chances in the presidential election.

"The Trump administration, people colluded with them to help Donald Trump win the election", one woman said.

But in New York City, hundreds of protestors took to the streets for the "March for Truth".

"March for Truth" organizers said participating organizations include MoveOn.org, Rock The Vote and the Womens March, which organized large-scale protests across the country on the day after Trump's inauguration. The president said Comey was sacked because the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director was "very unpopular with most people", but Democrats say it was a political move meant to prevent the FBI from investigating Trump.

Meanwhile, in Washington, a smaller group estimated between several dozen and several hundred Trump supporters gathered for a "Pittsburgh not Paris" event to applaud the president's Thursday decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement climate pact.

Bert Gagnon, a retired NASA employee from Mechanicsville, Maryland, said he came to Lafayette Square to show support for Trump.

For many in the crowd, this was just the latest in a string of anti-Trump protests to unfold on the National Mall.

"I firmly believe that the success of the resistance depends on the intersectionality of all our movements", Mendoza told ABC News via email.

Outside the White House, a Pittsburgh pro-Trump march didn't draw the numbers of the nationwide event. And some said other issues mattered more to them than the climate pact - starting with building a wall on the Mexican border.

Chris Pitchford of Denver holds up a sign during a protest against the polices of President Donald Trump Saturday, June 3, 2017, in downtown Denver. "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.

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