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Protesters nationwide seek to protect Russia investigation

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(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). Protesters gather and hold banners in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, as part of a nationwide "Protect Mueller" campaign demanding that Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse... (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). Protesters gather and hold banners in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, as part of a nationwide "Protect Mueller" campaign demanding that Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse...
(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Steve Bird, of Greensboro, N.C., walks past a group of protesters during a rally outside the Guilford County Courthouse against President Trump's Attorney General choice that could jeopardize the special council's work in Green... (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Steve Bird, of Greensboro, N.C., walks past a group of protesters during a rally outside the Guilford County Courthouse against President Trump's Attorney General choice that could jeopardize the special council's work in Green...
(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Protesters listen to a speaker during a rally outside the Guilford County Courthouse against President Trump's Attorney General choice that could jeopardize the special council's work in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Protesters listen to a speaker during a rally outside the Guilford County Courthouse against President Trump's Attorney General choice that could jeopardize the special council's work in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

NEW YORK (AP) - Protesters nationwide have called for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination 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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