Big Crowds Are Gathering in Times Square for #ProtectMueller Rally

Times SquareSam Van Pykeren/Mother Jones

Large crowds gathered in New York’s Times Square Thursday night to call for protections for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The protest, organized by MoveOn.org, comes just a day after Jeff Sessions was ousted as attorney general, with Matthew Whitaker, his chief of staff, taking his place in the interim. Other rallies are also expected to take place nationwide

Mother Jones’ Mark Helenowski and Sam Van Pykeren were on the scene in Times Square, capturing the most powerful moments and, let’s say, colorful protesters:

Protests also took place in other cities, including Washington, DC:

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