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Nationwide protests held in support of Mueller probe

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U.S. progressive groups staged hundreds of protests nationwide on Thursday evening to demand that President Donald Trump do nothing to hinder an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling to help him win the 2016 U.S. election.

The protests, operating under the banner “Nobody is Above the Law” and led by the activist group MoveOn, called for people to gather in cities at 5 p.m. on Thursday in an effort to protect the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The action was spurred by Trump’s move on Wednesday to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, as acting attorney general. Sessions had recused himself from overseeing the Russia investigation, while Whitaker has called for it to be scaled down.

Trump announced the move the day after a Congressional election that saw his Republicans lose control of the House of Representatives but gain seats in the Senate. (Reuters)

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People take part in a protest to protect the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in New York City, Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: Jeenah Moon/Reuters)


Protesters gather in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, as part of a nationwide “Protect Mueller” campaign demanding that Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from overseeing the ongoing special counsel investigation. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)


People take part in the “No One is Above the Law” protest in New York City, Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: Jeenah Moon/Reuters)


Thousands of New Yorkers joined a coalition of grassroots organizations in New York City in a massive demonstration on Nov. 8, 2018, in Times Square to denounce new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker may have a conflict of interest and must not oversee the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 election and related crimes by Trump campaign officials and associates. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)


People gather in front of City Hall to take part in a protest to protect the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: Kyle Grillot/Reuters)


People take part in the “No One is Above the Law” protest in New York City, Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: Jeenah Moon/Reuters)


People take part in a protest to protect the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in New York City, Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: Jeenah Moon/Reuters)


People take part in a protest to protect the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in New York City, Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: Jeenah Moon/Reuters)


Protesters gather in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, as part of a nationwide “Protect Mueller” campaign demanding that Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from overseeing the ongoing special counsel investigation. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)


People attend a protest the day after President Donald Trump forced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Times Square on Nov. 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)


People take part in the “No One is Above the Law” protest in New York City, Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: Jeenah Moon/Reuters)


Protesters gather in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, as part of a nationwide “Protect Mueller” campaign demanding that Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from overseeing the ongoing special counsel investigation. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)


A protester walks to City Hall to take part in a protest to protect the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: Kyle Grillot/Reuters)


Hundreds of protesters rally in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 calling on American political leaders to protect special counsel Robert Muellers probe into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election won by President Donald Trump. (Photo: Mati Milstein/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


Thousands of New Yorkers joined a coalition of grassroots organizations in New York City in a massive demonstration on Nov. 8, 2018, in Times Square to denounce new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker may have a conflict of interest and must not oversee the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 election and related crimes by Trump campaign officials and associates. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)


People take part in a protest to protect the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in New York City, Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: Jeenah Moon/Reuters)


Hundreds of protestors gather and march in Philadelphia, Nov. 8, 2018 in an event pre-planned by organizers and triggered by President Trump’s firing of Attorney General Sessions and appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting AG, seen as a potential threat against the Mueller investigation. (Photo: Michael Candelori/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


Hundreds of protestors gather and march in Philadelphia, Nov. 8, 2018 in an event pre-planned by organizers and triggered by President Trump’s firing of Attorney General Sessions and appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting AG, seen as a potential threat against the Mueller investigation. (Photo: Michael Candelori/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


Protesters gather in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, as part of a nationwide “Protect Mueller” campaign demanding that Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from overseeing the ongoing special counsel investigation. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)


People gather in front of City Hall to take part in a protest to protect the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: Kyle Grillot/Reuters)


People participate in a public rally at Park Square to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign in the wake of Attorney General Jeff Session’s resignation Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Pittsfield, Mass. (Photo: Gillian Jones/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)


Protestors inflate a chicken doll in the likeness of President Donald Trump during a rally protesting Trump’s decision to accept the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, potentially putting Robert Mueller’s investigations into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election in jeopardy on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in at the City-County Building in Pittsburgh. (Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Post-Gazette via AP)


People march through Times Square to demonstrate against President Trump and Vice President Pence in New York City, on Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


People gather in front of City Hall to take part in a protest to protect the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: Kyle Grillot/Reuters)


Protesters march through Times Square during a demonstration in support of special counsel Robert Mueller, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. A protest in New York City has drawn several hundred people calling for the protection of Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign. (Photo: Mary Altaffer/AP)


People attend a protest the day after President Donald Trump forced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Times Square on Nov. 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)


A woman waves a U.S. flag at passing cars as protesters rally to demand the U.S. government protect the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 Trump campaign, outside the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)


People take part in a protest to protect the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in New York City, Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: Jeenah Moon/Reuters)


Alisa McAffee holds up a sign during a demonstration in support of special counsel Robert Mueller, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo: John Locher/AP)


Protesters gather in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, as part of a nationwide “Protect Mueller” campaign demanding that Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from overseeing the ongoing special counsel investigation. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)


Seven-year-old Audrey Lucas, left, holds a sign showing the branches of the government as she looks at the phone her 9-year-old sister Addie is holding during a MoveOn “Nobody is Above the Law” protest at Miller Park on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 in Chattanooga, Tenn. The protestors gathered to voice objections to President Trump’s appointment of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general. (Photo: C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)