Protesters in downtown Los Angeles prepare to release a "Comrade Trump" balloon at a demonstration in support of President Trump's impeachment. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

Protesters rallied across the U.S. Tuesday evening to call for President Trump's removal from office, on the eve of the full House vote on impeachment articles.

The big picture: A coalition of liberal groups including and Indivisible organized the events, which 200,000 people had pledged to attend, according to the "Impeach and Remove" protest movement website. Trump Republican primary challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld attended the Boston rally, per the Boston Herald.

Anti-Trump protesters in New York City's Times Square. Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images for MoveOn.or
Event organizer Steven Rapport leads fellow protesters while dressed as founding father Alexander Hamilton during a demonstration in San Francisco. Photo: Philip Pacheco/AFP via Getty Images
Protesters dressed as Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a pro-impeachment rally in Dayton. Photo: Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Protesters gather at Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images
A Trump supporter counters pro-impeachment protesters in Dayton. Photo: Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

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