President Trump’s first State of the Union address was met protests before he even arrived at the Capitol.
Protestors took over a corner of 3rd and Constitution Avenue ahead of the speech, hoping to catch a glimpse of the motorcade.
Four women, who showed up with cut out letters spelling the word ‘liar,’ told the officers keeping protestors on the sidewalk “if he drives by, don’t block our signs.”
Just minutes before the 9pm announced start, four presidential limousines made their way past the crowd, drawing large boos and chants of the twenty-fifth amendment – the amendment of impeachment.
Although the protest was peaceful, Capitol Police lined the sidewalks closest to the Capitol in riot gear. After the President passed, the group began to disperse, until a sole Trump supporter and a protestor began to exchange words. Police stepped in to prevent the incident from escalating further.