DeKalb Protesters Question Trial Legitimacy

Feb 5, 2020

U.S. Senators voted to acquit President Trump on two articles of impeachment. In DeKalb, protesters gathered to voice their concern with the trial itself. 

Credit Jenna Dooley

The intersection known as “Peace Corner” is busy, but not usually this noisy. Protesters scheduled the gathering well before the Senate votes -- knowing the likely outcome of an acquittal.

But David Barrow says the public rally shows that many Americans are not satisfied with how the trial unfolded. Specifically, some calling out the decision not to call witnesses.  

“If there are people who don’t like the fact that we are out here, we live in a country where that’s all right," Barrow said. "We are going to make some noise and let people know and make our presence felt. We all gotta be a little brave.”

 

Several protesters lauded Republican Mitt Romney’s break with his party.  Romney voted to convict the president on charges of abuse of power.

Vani Subramony contributed to this report.