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People listen as Melody Shekari speaks during a MoveOn "No One 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. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 6:58 PM

NEW YORK - Protesters nationwide have called for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential co-ordination between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign.

Several hundred demonstrators gathered Thursday in New York's Times Square and chanted slogans including "Hands off Mueller" and "Nobody's above the law" before marching downtown.

In Chicago, Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin joined several hundred protesters at Federal Plaza.

Crowds also turned out at the White House and in Greensboro, North Carolina; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Las Vegas and many other places.

Organizers say the naming of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is a "deliberate attempt to obstruct the special counsel's investigation."

Trump asked for Jeff Sessions' resignation and then replaced him with Whitaker, his chief of staff. Whitaker has criticized Mueller's probe.

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