RHINELANDER - Progressives in the Northwoods rallied Thursday night to support Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference and President Trump.
As dusk fell, they gathered in downtown Rhinelander with signs and chants.
The rally was one of hundreds across the country termed "Nobody is Above the Law." They were organized after Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and named Matt Whitaker the Acting Attorney General.
"We think this is a constitutional crisis. We've been waiting for this moment, because our president has been threatening to do something like this for a long time. We're very concerned that the president, who is the subject of the investigation, is trying to control, or limit, or even shut down the investigation. That's not appropriate. That's not what you have in a democracy," said Alan Reder, who came from Elcho for the protest.
"Regular Americans want to know that our government is still of the people, by the people, and for the people, and that we're still an American country," said Lake Tomahawk's Catherine Parker.
The rally was organized by the Northwoods Progressives group. More than 50 people came together in Rhinelander with fewer than 24 hours' notice.
"It's very heartening to see that people come out, that people are concerned here," Reder said.
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