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Protesters rally outside a Trump hotel to call for the impeachment of President Trump, Sunday July 2, 2017, in New York. A statement from the organizer's website said President Trump "has been in blatant violation of the Constitution" and that the House of Representatives has the power to impeach him. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Thousands marched in Los Angeles calling for Trump's impeachment



Several thousand people marched in Los Angeles on Sunday, urging Congress to impeach President Trump.

Protester John Meranda told the Los Angeles Times he was marching because "Every day when I wake up, something is more terrible than it was yesterday." His latest frustration was over Republicans proposing to cut billions of dollars from Medicaid.

March organizers say they believe the president has violated the U.S. Constitution and obstructed justice.

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), who has drafted and circulated articles calling for Trump's impeachment, spoke at Fletcher Bowron Square near City Hall as the march ended.

"We have to act now to protect our country from abuse of power and impulsive, ignorant incompetence," Sherman said, prompting cheers of "Lock him up!" from the crowd.

Before the march, "three to four dozen" Trump supporters gathered outside Los Angeles police headquarters. Some told reporters they're not worried about any allegations against the president involving Russia.

"It’s all been disproven," said Matthew Woods, 55. "He has a right to terminate this inquiry.… I think it’s magnanimous of him to let them go on with it."

Several other U.S. cities featured events calling for Trump's impeachment this weekend, including Washington, D.C., New York and Chicago.

The Associated Press contirbuted to this report.

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