Thousands of New York and Washington take to the streets and demand that the president protects Robert Mueller
Thousands of people are on the streets in New York and protesting the resignation of President Trump of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Reportedly, 6,000 people went from Times Square to Union Square on Thursday night and demanded special advice. Robert Mueller was allowed to continue his investigation into Russian interference in the general general elections of 2016 in the US.
The concern is that the firing of sessions could have serious consequences for the questioning of Mueller, as the new Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker, so far the Chief of Staff of Sessions, questioned the scope of the investigation and his operational budget by effectively closing the research.
People take part in a protest to protect the investigation led by Robert Mueller, special adviser, in New York City
President Donald Trump was accused of pushing America to a constitutional crisis after his resignation from the Attorney General questioned the future of an explosive probe in electoral conspiracy with Russian agents
Demonstrators have come together to protect Robert Mueller's research into possible coordination between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign.
Six thousand protesters met on Thursday Times Square in New York and chanted slogans including Hands off Mueller & # 39; and & # 39; Nobody & # 39; s above the law & # 39; before marching downtown
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Times Square in New York on Thursday and chanted slogans including Hands off Mueller & # 39; and & # 39; Nobody & # 39; s above the law & # 39; before they marched to the center.
Congressman Carolyn Maloney speaks during the protest & # 39; No One is Above the Law & # 39; in New York City
People marching through Times Square during a protest the day after President Donald Trump forced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Trump abruptly ended Sessions after the midterm elections, putting the future of Russia's investigation of Special Councel Robert Mueller in jeopardy
People are protesting against US President Donald J. Trump who is giving prosecuting Acting Prosecutor General Matt Whitaker oversight on the investigation of special advisers to presumed Russian Presidential Election 2016 at Lafayette Park in Washington, DC
At the request of US President Donald J. Trump, Jeff Sessions resigned because the Attorney General of the US and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will no longer supervise federal research in Russia
A few signals stopped by demonstrators who wanted to make their point loud and proud
Scenes in New York were very similar to those in Washington D.C. – as seen here
Some characters were printed by MoveOn.org, while others were much more improvised and clearly self-made
A woman holds up the American national flag while taking part in a protest against President Donald J. Trump
A woman holds up a candle while taking part in a protest against US President Donald J. Trump
Congressional Democrats, concerned about the protection of Mueller, called on Whitaker to recuperate himself from overseeing research in his final phase.
Whitaker had already spoken in public before he came to the Ministry of Justice about ways in which an attorney general could theoretically hamper the entire process.
The demonstration was one of the hundreds in the United States and overseas, quickly organized by the Move On advocacy group in a network called Nobody Is Above the Law. & # 39;
A website set up by MoveOn.org Political action says that Trump & # 39; crossed a red line and violated the independence of the research & # 39; Wednesday, when Sessions submits his resignation letter, allegedly at Trump's insistence.
People hold on to signs while protesting and protesting against the alleged interference of the American president in the Robert Mueller
The organizers say that the naming of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is a deliberate attempt to obstruct the investigation of the special council & # 39 ;.
The demonstrations follow President Donald Trump's removal of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General on Wednesday and his appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting Attorney General
Trump instructed Whitaker to oversee the Special Counsel's investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 elections, removing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from the probe
Because of the move, the research is at risk, as Whitaker has previously expressed very critical opinions about this and possibly wants to put an end to the research.
A network of activists named Nobody Is Above the Law has set up a website where organizers throughout the country can give their demonstrations
The protests started Thursday evening when the media started a recirculation of a Whitaker 2017 interview in which he claimed that a US president has the power to end a federal investigation without hampering justice
Trump has been criticizing the Mueller research for months and calls the probe that has entangled several former members of his campaign in criminal charges as a witch hunt & # 39; led by & # 39; angry Democrats & # 39;
The deposition of sessions gives the president authority to replace him with someone who can try to derail the investigation, also looking at possible obstruction of the right by the president
The protests come a day after Trump effectively dismissed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a move that many see as clearing the way for Trump to go after Mueller.
The group says that Trump & # 39; has just crossed a red line & # 39; that violates the independence of special investigation by Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
More than 1,000 people started that march from Times Square at 17:00 with signs on which stood & # 39; Nobody stands above the law & # 39; and scandals & # 39; Hands off Mueller! & # 39;
Within 90 minutes the crowd had grown to more than 6,000 while the group marched towards Union Square.
Photo's of Twitter-posted events showed hundreds of protesters gathered at different locations that hung signs or even had their hands painted with the text Protect Mueller & # 39; and & # 39; Nobody is above the law & # 39;
The attendees sang slogans including hands off Mueller & # 39; and & # 39; Nobody & # 39; s above the law & # 39; before they marched to the center. They held signs with the text & # 39; Truth Must Triumph & # 39; and, Repeal, Replace Trump & # 39;
The President's decision to replace Sessions with an even more dedicated loyalist, Matthew Whitaker, in acting has been outraged by critics, including senior Democrats, who have taken control of the House of Representatives in the meantime
With control of the lower house of Congress, the Democrats have the power to conduct their own investigations into Trump's dealings with the Russians and other foreign governments
Protesters ended up closing traffic as they traveled south to Broadway towards Union Square
Signs are seen at the protest & # 39; No One is Above the Law & # 39; in New York City
The protests, organized by MoveOn.org, come just a day after Jeff Sessions was expelled as attorney general, with Matthew Whitaker, his chief of staff, who took his place in the meantime
Even the open-top tourist buses turned out to be empty because protesters lined the streets instead
Some demonstrators did not stick to their feelings about the current resident of the White House
The fury of New Yorkers was clearly visible from the look on the faces of these people in the Big Apple
People are protesting against US President Donald J. Trump and are giving supervising Attorney General Matt Whitaker oversight of the special advisers' investigation into alleged Russian Presidential elections of 2016 in 2016
A protest in New York City has urged hundreds of people to protect Mueller's research into possible coordination between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign
You can always rely on New Yorkers to do something creative and sensible – even if the subject is serious
Traffic through Midtown Manhattan came to a halt when the demonstrators marched 30 blocks to the center
New Yorkers have made colorful characters to indicate their disapproval with the latest twist in developments