Protest

Protests are being planned Thursday in hundreds of cities, including Indianapolis, in response to President Donald Trump's firing Wednesday of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the installation of Chief of Staff Matthew Whitaker to oversee the probe of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

“At your your request, I am submitting my resignation,” read the undated letter signed by Sessions and submitted Wednesday.

A Trump loyalist, Whitaker has long been a critic of Mueller.

MoveOn.org, the group behind the protests, have long planned these “rapid-response” protests in response to any perceived interference into the investigation.

“MoveOn and our allies are activating the Nobody Is Above the Law network meaning there will be actions around the country,” stated David Sievers, campaign director, in a Wednesday press release. “This amounts to a direct assault on the independent Mueller probe which has already produced dozens of indictments, guilty pleas, and guilty verdicts.”

The Indianapolis protest is happening at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Statehouse.

Rob Burgess, News Editor at NUVO Newsweekly, can be reached by email at rburgess@nuvo.net, by phone at 317-808-4614 or on Twitter @robaburg.

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