North Laurel demonstrators join overpass protesters nationwide

Under a blistering sun Saturday morning, demonstrators gathered on the Gorman Road Interstate 95 overpass in North Laurel, waving American flags and holding up signs to traffic in the north and southbound lanes.

The signs read "Honk for Impeachment" and "Truckers Ride For the Constitution."

The event was sponsored by a nationwide coalition of citizens called Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment. One of the organizers of Laurel's group, a man who only wanted to be identified as Frank, is a federal government contractor from southern Anne Arundel County. He said demonstrators from Maine to Florida were gathered on I-95 overpasses on Saturday to express their discontent with some of Obama's actions, including the NSA's questionable surveillance tactics and the Affordable Care Act.

"It's not necessarily just Obama," Frank said. "It's the Congress and the Senate jointly. They're circumventing our constitutional rights and (their members) will soon be gone." 

A similar demonstration, staged by independent truckers, is planned for Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Truckers Inn in Jessup.

"They're coming by the thousands," Frank said.

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