Progressives plan wave of U.S. protests in event Trump fires Mueller
(Reuters) - U.S. progressive and left-wing groups are gearing up for a wave of protests across the United States in the event that President Donald Trump fires the special counsel probing allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Mueller’s ouster would put Trump above the law, said protest organizer MoveOn.org, which is planning 800 demonstrations nationwide, with at least one “Nobody Is Above The Law” rally in every state. More than 300,000 people have pledged to attend one of the “Nobody Is Above the Law” protests, according the MoveOn’s website.
“If Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller, it will create a constitutional crisis,” MoveOn, which recently supported the March For Our Lives gun control protest in Washington, said on its website. ...
Other organizations in the movement include Common Cause, Public Citizen, Indivisible and Stand Up America, MoveOn said.
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There are 5 cities in Arkansas planning protests.
"The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press." - Ida B. Wells-Barnett, journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, feminist and founder with others of NAACP.
Liberals have spent a year planning protests if Trump fires Rosenstein ...
Since last year, progressive groups have prepared a nationwide protest in case Trump interfered with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s wide-ranging investigation into the president. The highly unusual planning includes more than 300,000 men and women who have signed up to protest in all 50 states, specifying when and even what time the demonstrations will take place. ...
The possibility that Trump could fire Rosenstein took on new relevance this week, after reports that the assistant attorney general approved a raid by Federal Bureau of Investigation officials on the home and office of Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer. CNN reported Tuesday that the president was considering such a move.
Wikler and others had once planned the protests for the possibility that Trump would fire Mueller. But the grassroots leader made clear that firing Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller and the investigation, would also trigger the mass demonstrations. ...
So far, the protests are planned in every major city and many smaller ones, like Norman, Oklahoma, and Rock Hill, South Carolina. Wikler said he expects much more than the 300,000 who signed up to attend.