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Local protests planned after firing of U.S. Attorney General

Posted at 10:57 PM, Nov 07, 2018

Protestors are planning rallies across the country and on the Central Coast, to express concern over the Russia Investigation after Attorney General Jeff Sessions submitted his resignation.

The online event, Nobody is Above the Law – Mueller Protection Rapid Response Movement is organizing dozens of protests across the country, including Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, to rally in support of the Robert Mueller Special Investigation.

Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned, at the request of President Trump. The White House has named Matt Whittaker as Acting Attorney General.

Whitaker has been outwardly critical of the Russia Investigation in the past and protestors said the investigation could be impacted if he takes over supervision of it.

Sessions recused himself of the investigation in the past. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been overseeing it until now.

Protestors will be gathering at 5 p.m. local time.

In San Luis Obispo, people will be gathering at the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse. The Women’s March San Luis Obispo Group posted on Facebook that members will be there, putting together a peaceful rally and sidewalk march.

More than 1,000 people have signed up to attend, according to the event page.

In Santa Barbara, people will be gathering at the De la Guerra Plaza.

The Paso Robles location was not specified online.

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