Scores of supporters of the Calexit campaign have marched through Sacramento, calling for the independence of California and the state’s “divorce” from the US.
Calexit supporters rallied in front of the California State Capitol before marching towards the Department of Justice building.
The election of President Donald Trump in 2016 had a lot of unhappy Californians considering the highly unlikely possibility of seceding.
An organization called Yes California even filed an initiative last year to hold a statewide special election asking voters if they wanted to form their own country – though the leaders ultimately abandoned their signature-gathering effort because of negative attention surrounding the motivations of campaign founder Louis Marinelli, who was living in Russia at the time.
Now “Calexit,” as they dubbed the proposal, is back. And so is Marinelli, who moved home to California this week to help relaunch their crusade.