Thursday, November 8, 2018

'Nobody is Above the Law' Trump protests planned Thursday

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 11:05 AM

click to enlarge Demonstrators protested President Donald Trump in cities across the country in July following Trump's surrender to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, including a contingent on the U-M campus in Ann Arbor. - KATIE RAYMOND
  • Katie Raymond
  • Demonstrators protested President Donald Trump in cities across the country in July following Trump's surrender to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, including a contingent on the U-M campus in Ann Arbor.

Nationwide protests, including several in metro Detroit, are planned Thursday following President Donald Trump's decision to install a loyalist to oversee the Russia investigation. The protests will be held at 5 p.m. in Detroit, Ferndale, Troy, Ann Arbor, Southgate, and Westland.

On Wednesday, Trump forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, replacing him with AG Chief of Staff Matthew G. Whitaker — a crony who has publicly criticized special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling of U.S. elections. That now puts the investigation under Whitaker's control and into possible jeopardy, prompting concerns Whitaker could shut it down or obstruct it.



For MoveOn, that possibility has long been considered a red line, and the group has organized numerous "Nobody is Above the Law" public demonstrations in the case of such an event. Those include:

Ann Arbor

Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. at the Federal Building (200 E. Liberty St.)


Brighton

Saturday, Nov. 10 at noon at Congressman Mike Bishop’s office (711 E. Grand River Ave., Suite A)

Detroit

Friday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. at the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse (231 W. Lafayette Blvd.)


Ferndale

Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. at Ferndale City Center (Woodward and Nine Mile)

Southgate

Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. (Fort Street and Chestnut)

Troy

Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. (625 East Big Beaver Rd.)


Westland

Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. at Westland Police Department. (36701 Ford Rd.)

The full list of protests can be found at moveon.org.

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