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Protesters flock to the Capitol after Senate impeachment votes

Protesters flock to the Capitol after Senate impeachment votes
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Protesters were heard chanting "shame" outside of the U.S. Capitol on Friday night after the Senate voted to block witnesses in President TrumpDonald TrumpKushner lands book deal, slated for release in 2022 Biden moves to undo Trump trade legacy with EU deal Progressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC MORE's impeachment trial and set up for a final vote on the articles of impeachment to take place next Wednesday.

Multiple videos showed protesters outside the Capitol chanting "Shame! Shame! Shame!" 

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The protests come as Senate Republicans rejected a mid-trial effort to call witnesses and documents on Friday, paving the way for Trump’s acquittal on two articles of impeachment passed by the House.

"There is no need for the Senate to re-open the investigation which the House Democratic majority chose to conclude and which the managers themselves continue to describe as 'overwhelming' and 'beyond any doubt,'" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Schumer to trigger reconciliation process on Wednesday | Four states emerge as test case for cutting off jobless benefits GOP senator: I want to make Biden a 'one-half-term president' McConnell presses for 'actual consequences' in disclosure of tax data MORE (R-Ky.) said.

Democrats wanted to call four witnesses: former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonJohn Bolton: Biden-Putin meeting 'premature' Republicans request documents on Kerry's security clearance process Trump pushes back on Bolton poll MORE; acting chief of staff Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyHeadhunters having hard time finding jobs for former Trump officials: report Trump holdovers are denying Social Security benefits to the hardest working Americans Mulvaney calls Trump's comments on Capitol riot 'manifestly false' MORE; Robert Blair, a Mulvaney adviser; and Michael Duffey, an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) staffer. 

A poll from earlier this week showed that 75 percent of Americans supported calling witnesses, saying they should be allowed to testify in the trial. 

Trump faces two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — for his dealings with Ukraine.