The group was protesting the delay by U.S. Attorney General William Barr in making public the findings from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential collusion and obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign.
Indivisible said it chose the prominent location for its symbolism.
“This bridge and this river connect us, as do the values we share,” said group leader Cindi Sternfeld. “Attorney General Barr’s actions and reluctance to allow Congress to see the full report make it clear that his goal is not to uphold the law, but to bend it to his will and to an outcome favorable to President Trump. This is not acceptable.”
Indivisible is a progressive political movement with more than a million members across the U.S. organized in autonomous local groups. It was formed shortly after Presidents Trump’s election in 2016 to counter the government’s likely turn toward the right.
“After 26 months of daily action, our organization has become more knowledgeable, more courageous and more vocal when we see injustice in any form,” said Sternfeld. “We work to preserve the freedoms that we cherish, to let those in power know that they work for us, and that we are not going away!”
“We came here today to say, “Release the full report now!'” she added.