NBC News’s update on the pro-impeachment rallies ran with the following headline, “Breaking down the big impeachment rally mystery.” The sub-headline read, “Democrats have flooded the streets by the millions to protest Trump before. So why did the protests calling for his removal stay so modest?”
In other words, NBC News was confused about why pro-impeachment rally attendance figures are significantly lower than the anti-Trump rallies and protests that have taken place since Trump’s 2016 electoral victory.
By NBC News’s count, the majority of pro-impeachment rallies attendance numbers range in the hundreds, compared to the “millions of demonstrators” at the Women’s March or March for Our Lives rallies. The news outlet added that “[t]he continued absence of large-scale protests at every stage of the process to date has been particularly noticeable when compared to recent demonstrations occurring around the world demanding political change, from Hong Kong to France to Chile.”