'March for Truth' protesters demand independent investigation into Trump's possible Russia ties

  • 'March for Truth' protesters demand independent investigation into Trump's possible Russia ties

'March for Truth' protesters demand independent investigation into Trump's possible Russia ties

Demonstrators take part in the March for Truth rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., June 3, 2017.

Hundreds of people marched Saturday through lower Manhattan to demand an impartial investigation into alleged Russian interference in the presidential election. Trump has repeatedly refused to disclose them, raising the ire of critics who contend his refusal leaves citizens without information regarding his potential conflicts of interest or how his proposed tax policy overhaul may help enrich himself.

The anti-Trump and -Russia protest, of course, involved some pretty great signs, this time focused on Russian Federation and the truth.

Organizers said that includes the creation of an independent commission and the release of Trump's tax returns, along with greater government transparency with the public.

In response to the Saturday marches nationwide, Trump supporters organized their own gathering in Washington.

Congress and a Justice Department special counsel are looking into whether associates of the president colluded with Russian Federation to meddle with the 2016 presidential election, and former FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify before the House Intelligence Committee next week about conversations with Trump.

Supporters of the president also took to the streets Saturday. They were countered with anti-Trump protesters and others.

Trump said his decision to back out was to support American workers.

"I firmly believe that the success of the resistance depends on the intersectionality of all our movements", Mendoza told ABC News via email.

"It's so blatant. Any other person in office would have been out by now", Margolin said.

Several people at the pro-Trump rally said they were unconcerned that exiting the treaty would leave the United States in the company of the only two countries that are not signatories: Nicaragua and Syria.

Several of the protesters held signs decrying Trump's recent move to withdraw the USA from the Paris Climate Accord. Major cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. and New York City also had demonstrations planned.