Hundreds to Swarm the Capitol to Demand Witnesses and More Evidence in Senate Impeachment Trial

Hundreds of Democracy Activists Will Converge on Capitol Hill on Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hundreds of democracy activists and concerned Americans from across the country will converge on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Jan. 29,  to demand that the U.S. Senate see all documentary evidence and hear from all potential witnesses in the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

A broad coalition of national groups is mobilizing for this action, building on the momentum created by Remove Trump, a grassroots group that has staged daily actions on Capitol Hill since Jan.6.

The day’s actions will begin with a large silent protest inside the Hart Senate Office Building atrium, followed by civil disobedience on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building and actions inside the Capitol building and visitor center. Arrests are expected.

WHAT: Swarm the Capitol demonstrations

WHERE and WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 29

  • 12 p.m. (EST) Hart Senate Office Building atrium. Action begins at 12:30 p.m.
  • 1 p.m. (EST): U.S. Capitol Building. Civil disobedience expected.
  • 2 p.m. (EST): U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. Protest inside (plans are subject to change; please email media contacts for updates).

WHO: Remove Trump, Center for Popular Democracy Action, By the People, Public Citizen, Women’s March, Rise and Resist, Stand Up America, March for Truth, Demand Justice, Poor People’s Campaign, Repairers of the Breach, Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice and others.

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