They've marched in snow, sleet and sub-zero temperatures. To date, thousands of Gem State citizens have filled the steps of the Idaho Statehouse in several marches, expressing their ire over President Donald Trump's positions on taxes, public lands, scientific research and abortion rights.
In the presumable warmth of an early summer Saturday, June 3, activists will return to the Idaho Capitol, this time in a "March for Truth."
What began as a series of tweets on April 30 expressing outrage over possible ties between the Trump White House and Russia quickly evolved into plans for the nationwide "truth" march, at which organizers said they will "demand an end to the culture of deceit." The Washington Examiner reported the June 3 event is expected to kick off a "summer of protest."
Protesters said they don't want any trouble with law enforcement. According to a message on the Facebook page promoting the Boise march: "By choosing to attend a #MarchForTruth event, you are acknowledging the risk involved, and you are committing to participate nonviolently and in accordance with the law, and to de-escalate confrontations with opposing persons or others."
NBC News reported June 3 marches are already planned for Washington, D.C. and 135 other U.S. cities, including Boise. Organizers are hoping to repeat the turnout of the Women's March in January, which saw millions of citizens take to the streets in scores of cities—again, including Boise.
"Women's March organizers in states across the nation are working alongside local chapters of the March for Truth to make sure that June 3 is a call for all Americans to come together as one and march to protect the very foundation of our democracy," said Bob Bland, one of the lead organizers of the Women's March, in an interview with NBC News.
The Boise March for Truth begins at 10 a.m at the Idaho Capitol and continues until 2 p.m.