Tina Price held a sign that read “Honk 2 Impeach” in an effort to raise awareness of the actions of President Barack Obama and his administration.
Price, of Ashford, joined about a dozen people who gathered at the corner of Ross Clark Circle and West Main Street for about three hours Saturday morning as part of an impeach Obama rally.
Price serves as the leader of the Wiregrass chapter of the group Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment.
“This is actually our first Dothan rally,” Price said.
Price said they saw mostly positive responses during the rally some of which included several people getting out of their vehicles to stop and take pictures of the rally. A few of the negatives included some motorists who called out curse words.
“We had a few yell out ‘get a job,’ and of course we’ve all got jobs here,” Price said.
Price said several of the group’s grounds for impeachment of the president, include demanding everyone use the same government provided insurance through the affordable act or Obama Care.
“Of course with everything going on with Syria we definitely do not want to go to war again,” Price said.
Price also recounted how a man, who appeared to be a manager at a nearby Burger King restaurant, approached her at the street corner and asked if the group would leave because he had received some complaints.
But Price said she found herself negotiating with the man even after she’d applied for and acquired a permit with the city of Dothan to assemble on the public property at the corner of the busy intersection.
Price said she agreed to relocate their next rally at another location, but told the man they would finish their rally on Saturday.
Price said anyone who like to learn more about the organization can check out the website at overpasses.org, where there is also a link for each state.
Sharon Williams, of Dothan, considered what she referred to as the Benghazi “cover up” an impeachable offense.
“He’s covered up the truth,” Williams said. “It’s not good enough if he says he’s not aware.”
Williams called the Obama administration’s attempt to change the country’s gun rights an impeachable offense.
“We have a right to protect outselves,” Williams said. “He’s trying to take our constitutional right to bear arms.”
Heather Wood, who lives on Fort Rucker, participated in the rally by holding a sign that read “We the People Demand Impeachment.” Wood attended the rally with her 9-year-old daughter, Zoe.
“It’s really important to me because I can teach my daughter she has freedom of speech and to exercise her first amendment rights,” Wood said. “It is also important to peacefully assemble to demonstrate injustice.”
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