Demonstrators hold American flags and "Impeach Obama" signs during a rally on the Interstate-59 Exit 76 overpass in Jones County Saturday.
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -
A group of Pine Belt residents gathered on a local interstate highway overpass and held signs Saturday demanding the impeachment of President Barack Obama. They took part in what they said was a nationwide demonstration called, Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment.
About two dozen people held up "Impeach Obama" signs and American flags over both northbound and southbound lanes of I-59 at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport exit.
"There's the feeling that there's a sense of lawlessness right now, that this administration and the politicians in (Washington) D.C. are legislating and governing without accountability," said rally organizer Cindy Wilkerson.
"It's our time to fix it," said Tina Sims, a rally participant. "It's out generation that's got to fix it for our kids. And if we sit home and do not let our voices be heard, things are going to get progressively worse. So, we've got to do it now, the time is now," she said.
Information from a social media site indicated that more than 30,000 people across the country were also demonstrating.
Local participants said they would be holding similar events in the near future.