In a national wave of protests, those opposed to the policies of President Barack Obama will rally at overpasses across the country Tuesday as part of “Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment.”
The protests, which feature anti-Obama signs and American flags hanging from the overpasses, will be in two “Patriotic Waves” with the goal of getting their message to people going to and from work. The first one will begin at 7:30 a.m.; a second wave will start at 5 p.m.
Michelle Taylor, the leader for Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment-N.C., will lead a local protest at the Harper Road exit on Interstate 40 in Clemmons.
“A lot of people in Clemmons are for the president and don’t understand where we’re coming from, but then again, I used to be that way,” said Taylor, who said she voted twice for Obama. “I’ve never been involved in politics until now, and now I see the crimes he’s really doing.”
Taylor has already led three protests at the Harper Road overpass and said she has generally been met with support. She plans to add more signs this time.
And Clemmons will not be the only protest site. Taylor said she expects there to be protests on at least 200 overpasses in North Carolina, including in Asheville, Fayetteville, Rocky Mount and Greensboro.
About 30,000 North Carolinians have joined the national movement rallying for Obama’s impeachment, she said.
“I don’t know how we can be ignored when so many of us countrywide are participating,” Taylor said. “We just have to wake people up and get them to pay attention.”
The next “Patriotic Wave” is scheduled for Aug. 17, but Taylor said rallies by state groups will likely be held weekly.