A video clip showing Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) booed by Trump supporters at the Armenia Genocide Meeting in Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 15. was posted on Twitter on the same day by USA Today reporter Sam Metz.
— Sam Metz (@metzsam) December 15, 2019
The event held at Glendale Central Library was dedicated to thanking U.S. officials for the passage of the resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, from 1915 to 1923 under the Ottoman Empire, now modern-day Turkey.
When Schiff began his speech, several people held up the signboards that read “Don’t impeach” and “Trump 2020.” They refused to take down the signs when asked.
They clashed when one man slammed into Schiff and he was pushed out of the room by some attendees. Dozen of people throughout the room started to yell “Liar, liar.” Some removed their jackets, revealing their pro-Trump shirts inside.
The whole incident lasted about 15 minutes and was settled with the help of three policemen at the site, with no injuries or arrests being reported.
The clip received nearly half a million views and many Twitter users have expressed their empathy with the protesters and rebuked Schiff, who is one of those leading the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
Adam Schiff’s is a liar, the people are sick of it and him. We the people.
— Might for Right (@ElaineM26728184) December 15, 2019
See what goes around comes around!!!!
— Fred Franks (@FredFra35132792) December 15, 2019
Keep it up you Great American ppl, let’s take OUR COUNTRY BACK from these Jokers
— della (@della17956787) December 15, 2019
The Armenian Genocide resolution was passed by the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent on Dec. 13.