‘A Red Line Crossed’: Nationwide Protests Declared for Thursday at 5PM After Jeff Sessions Firedby Common Dreams November 8, 2018
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Progressive organizations have announced coordinated protests to take place in cities and communities nationwide on Thurdsay, November 8th at 5 PM (local time) in the wake of President Donald Trump’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Right after Trump forced Sessions to resign, the White House announced that Matthew Whitaker—a DOJ official who has shown open hostility to the probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller—would now serve as acting AG and be put in charge of the ongoing investigation.
“Trump just put someone who has openly trashed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in charge of it,” Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, one of the advocacy groups behind the rapid-response demonstrations, explained in an emergency email Wednesday evening. “Trump thought that by waiting until after the polls closed on Election Day, our voices would be silent. He was wrong.”
Anna Galland, executive director for MoveOn.org, said: “This is a red line crossed, an attack on rule of law.”
According to organizers: