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Anti-Obama protesters in St. Charles vow to continue efforts despite accidents

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By John Bailey By John Bailey

(KMOV) – Anti-Obama protesters say they aren’t going anywhere.

Last month, two men were arrested while protesting against President Obama in St. Charles County.

News 4 has learned those men have not been charged.

Tuesday morning there were more protesters on the same overpass, just west of the Blanchette Bridge before First Capitol Drive.

They’re part of a nationwide grassroots organization that calls for the impeachment of President Obama. The group says the president has violated the Constitution and deceived the American public.

“People are asleep at the wheel, they take no notice. They just think the government is going to take care of them,” said Randy Betts, one of the protesters.

He stood on the Fairgrounds Road overpass for a few hours Tuesday morning.

The organization’s founder, James Neighbors, tells News 4, there are now members in every state.

They plan to hold protests on overpasses all over the country on September 11.

State troopers arrested the members of the Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment last month because they were allegedly resisting arrest when they were asked to leave the overpass.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the protest distracted drivers, causing five minor accidents on I-70 near Fairgrounds Road so they asked the group to move anywhere besides the overpass.

The troopers then arrested Marc Messmer for refusing the trooper’s order to move and resisting arrest. Jimmy Weed was also arrested for refusing the order.

The men claimed their Overpass for Obama’s Impeachment is free speech.

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