‘This is not a drill.’ People all over the country in over 1,000 U.S. cities are protesting tonight after the forced resignation of Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump.
Events started at 5:00 PM EST in response to Donald Trump removing Jeff Sessions from office and replacing him with notable Mueller investigation critic, Matthew Whitaker.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL: We are taking to the streets TODAY at 5PM local time. Find your event at https://t.co/xdNIJPN4bZ #ProtectMueller #ResistTrump #TrumpRussia pic.twitter.com/2G3qFHm9aJ
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) November 8, 2018
Protestors are marching to raise the alarm about the “existential threat” Whitaker poses to Mueller’s investigation and that “nobody is above the law.”
Find the protest nearest you here.
Progressive groups banded together in a rapid response after Jeff Session’s ‘resignation’ on Wednesday. “We will not allow Trump to get away with obstructing this criminal investigation, and we will not allow Congress to abdicate its responsibility under the Constitution. We don’t have dictators in America,” said Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn Civic Action, one of several groups that organized the mobilization. “Trump’s attempt to be his own judge and jury is inconsistent with the rule of law and democracy.”
Demonstrators have gathered outside the White House in Washington D.C., Portland, Baltimore, Laguna Beach, Santa Ana, Eden Prairie, Omaha, Times Square, and hundreds of other cities.
@IndivisibleTeam #NobodyIsAboveTheLaw #NoOneIsAboveTheLaw
Eden Prairie MN
offices of Rep. Erik Paulsen (defeated by Dean Phillips in election 2018)@OLBLightBrigade pic.twitter.com/dajIDbkE5B
— Indivisible Plymouth, MN (@PlyMNIndivisibl) November 8, 2018
Representing @IndivisibleOmah at the #ProtectMueller Rapid Resist Protest in St. Paul, MN at the State Capital! #Indivisible #ResistTrump #Indivisible pic.twitter.com/nbhaCtf2tG
— Indivisible Omaha (@IndivisibleOmah) November 8, 2018
Trump is #NotAboveTheLaw – Times Square https://t.co/AFzJ4JZ7qz
— #MarchForTruth (@MarchForTruth17) November 8, 2018
#Charlottesville is out in the streets saying #ProtectMueller Trump is NOT above the law. No one is. We must #DefendDemocracy & organize to take back the presidency in 2020 & beyond! @indivisibleVA05 @IndivisibleTeam #resist pic.twitter.com/G5lDv9byZG
— Ken Horne (@HorneKen) November 8, 2018
We stretch from 30th Street to 42nd Street! #ProtectMueller #TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw https://t.co/z7s1Vto6Vq
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) November 8, 2018
The #ProtectMueller rally in Times Square, seen from above. pic.twitter.com/vbi3b2H2v1
— David Levy (@itsdlevy) November 8, 2018
Acting AG Whitaker's hostility to the Special Counsel’s investigation disqualifies him from overseeing Robert Mueller. We are leading 18 state attorneys general in calling on Whitaker to recuse himself immediately. #ProtectMueller pic.twitter.com/G7vzxSEbcl
— Maura Healey (@MassAGO) November 8, 2018
#ProtectMueller Protesters Shut Down Streets in Midtown Manhattan: “We Have to Resist” https://t.co/a1ZM5eZsjg pic.twitter.com/LjZj6GCkHj
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) November 9, 2018
This is not a monarchy. This is a democracy! #nooneisabovethelaw #protectmueller #sweethomealabama pic.twitter.com/HagUQ5pYhS
— Stephanie DeLuca (@DrStephDeLuca) November 8, 2018
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