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US: Nationwide demonstrations on November 8

Civil society groups call for nationwide demonstrations on November 8 to protest ousting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

08 Nov 04:03 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 11/8/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/8/2018, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION United States

Event

Civil society groups have called for "Nobody is Above the Law" demonstrations to be held nationwide on Thursday, November 8, to protest the ousting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump. Demonstrators are expected to rally starting at 17:00 (local time) in cities across the US. Further details on the demonstrations' exact location can be found on the organizers' website. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of any gatherings.

Context

On November 7, Attorney General Jeff Sessions submitted his resignation, sparking fears that his successor, Matthew Whitaker, could endanger special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible ties between President Trump's campaign and Russia. In March 2017, Sessions recused himself from investigations into President Trump's campaign to avoid a conflict of interest.

Advice

Individuals in the US are advised to monitor the situation and avoid all gatherings as a precaution.

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