9 August 2013, 15:50

Political group rallies for impeachment of Obama

Political group rallies for impeachment of Obama

Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment, a grassroots movement founded by James Neighbors of Oklahoma in mid-June, held a nationwide protest. Organizers said the goal of the movement has been to create a "wave" of overpass protests that stretches across the country hour by hour. (VIDEO)

Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment, with Facebook pages for chapters in all 50 states and
Washington, D.C., gained national attention after a rally in Southern California snagged traffic in early June.

The Overpasses group began with a single individual, Neighbors, but now boasts more than 30,000 members nationwide. After yesterday's rallies group organizers expect to see membership grow significantly.

Demonstrators in cities across Wisconsin gathered on highway overpasses Tuesday, holding signs calling for President Obama's impeachment.

On a pedestrian overpass crossing Interstate 90 in La Crosse, about 20 people are holding homemade signs against the chain-link fence. Trucks and cars honk their horns in support of the “Impeach Obama” and “Remember Benghazi” signs.

Julie Runyon of Ettrick came down because she says she’s outraged by events that have happened under Obama’s leadership.“Most importantly,” she says, “[about] Benghazi and the Americans that lost their lives there. There was no answer to the call from Obama to Hillary Clinton. The NSA scandal, the IRS scandal: it’s scandal on top of scandal and no answers.”

By bringing attention to the scandals, and the damage the Obama administration is doing to the country with job-killing policies such as 'Obamacare,' Overpasses hopes to see a major sea change in the attitude of Americans who currently show little interest, which they believe is largely due to the lack of serious media coverage given to the actions of the president and his administration.

Reports from other 'Overpasses' protests around the country were similar to the event in Columbia. Their experiences were overwhelmingly positive, and no major incidents of any kind were reported. There were a few reports of water bottles and other objects being thrown from a few vehicles, and one report of a woman chasing protesters at one location with a lawn mower, but no injuries were reported as a result of that incident.

This is one of the nine Wisconsin “Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment” demonstrations held during Tuesday's morning and afternoon rush hours.

Voice of Russia, examiner.com, Wisconsin Public Radio News, beforeitsnews.com, desmoinesregister.com

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