A group of counter-protesters showed up on a pedestrian overpass in James City just outside of New Bern Tuesday afternoon in opposition to a group calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama.
About 7 protesters, part of the group "Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment", showed up on the James City overpass Tuesday morning. They carried signs calling for Obama's impeachment. The group returned Tuesday afternoon where counter-protesters also gathered. Both sides were trading verbal jabs at each other while five Craven County deputies stood by to make sure everyone remained peaceful.
There were approximately 40-50 counter-protesters carrying signs in support of the president. Less than 10 "Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment" protesters were on to the pedestrian bridge.
A small group of protesters is standing on the pedestrian crosswalk in James City in Craven County, calling for the impeaching of President Barack Obama.
The group appears to be part of a group called "Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment," which urges people to put signs on overpasses across the country calling for the president to be impeached.
At 9:15 a.m., seven protesters were seen on the pedestrian crosswalk.
The group calls for people to ride the "Patriot Wave" today, August 6.
James City is a predominately African-American part of Craven County, and many residents were not very happy that the group chose their community to have their protest.
Another group says they protested on the U.S. 264 overpass, just west of Greenfly this morning as well. Both groups say they plan to return this evening.