An ongoing rally to protest the Senate impeachment acquittal of United States President Donald Trump is happening now at the corner of El Camino Real and Embarcadero Road.
Earlier this afternoon, the Senate voted against Trump’s removal from office on two articles of impeachment — obstruction of justice and abuse of power — bringing the multi-week trial to an end. The trial had no witnesses and all but one senator voted along party lines.
“We are here to make a very simple statement, which is that we reject the non-trial, which is really nothing more than a cover up,” organizer Susie Hwang said.
Over 40 protesters were in attendance, and Hwang said she had not expected such a large turnout.
“I was here by myself for a little bit so I was a little anxious about that and self-conscious, but this is a great turnout,” she said. “I think people have been paying attention and the Republicans have gone too far.”
Hwang added that she believes the most important thing that people can do to take action is to vote in the upcoming elections.
“We have to win at the presidential level, the Senate, we have to defend the House, we have to win state races,” Hwang said. “To win elections we need … a more representative electorate.”