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"Nobody is above the law" protests held nationwide to support Mueller's probe

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Protests have sprung up across the country Thursday night calling for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russia. Several hundred had gathered in New York's Times Square and other places like Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, North Carolina, Tennessee and Philadelphia.

In New York, demonstrators could be heard chanting "Hands off Mueller" and "Nobody is above the law" as they marched downtown. The Associated Press reported some held signs like "Truth Must Triumph" and "Repeal, Replace Trump."

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois joined several protesters in Chicago's Federal Plaza, AP reported. 

Organizers of the protest said the naming of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was a "deliberate attempt to obstruct the special counsel's investigation," according to AP.

Thursday's show of disapproval came a day after President Trump asked Jeff Sessions to resign as the nation's top law enforcement official. He was then replaced by Whitaker, Sessions' chief of staff, who has been critical of Mueller's investigation.

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Here's a look at some of the protests around the country:

Washington, D.C.

Protesters gathered at the White House on Thursday night, CBS affiliate WUSA-TV reports.

Protests in Washington, D.C. WUSA-TV

New York City

Several hundred demonstrators gathered Thursday in New York's Times Square and Union Square, and chanted slogans including "Hands off Mueller" and "Nobody's above the law" before marching downtown, CBS New York reports. They held signs saying "Truth Must Triumph" and "Repeal, Replace Trump."

Protests in New York City. Reuters


Protesters affected evening traffic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Protests in Florida. WJAX-TV


Protesters gathered outside the Richard B. Russell Federal Building in Atlanta.

Protesters in Atlanta, Georgia. WGCL-TV


Mueller supporters gathered in College Station at the corner of University Drive and Texas Avenue, according to CBS affiliate KBTX-TV.

Protests in Texas KBTX-TV


The group Indivisible Ohio and Indivisible Westerville, which describe themselves as grassroots organizations formed after the Mr.Trump's election, protested outside the Westerville City Hall. They say they are non-partisan, but opposed to Mr. Trump and his policies and actions since taking office. 

Protests in Ohio. WBNS-TV


Hundreds gathered in Boston Common shouting to protect the Mueller investigation.

Protests in Boston. CBS Boston


A crowd marched in downtown Chicago late Thursday near a Trump-branded property.

Protests in Chicago. CBS Chicago
Police at the scene of protests in Chicago. CBS Chicago


Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Wisconsin State Capitol to take part in the national Nobody is Above the Law rally, CBS affiliate WISC-TV reports.

Protests in Wisconsin. WISC-TV


Protesters gathered in Hartford, Connecticut, on Thursday, according to CBS affiliate WFSB-TV.

Protests in Connecticut. WFSB-TV


Protesters took to the streets Thursday night.

Protests in Philadelphia. CBS Philadelphia
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