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Protesters gather at Wisconsin State Capitol for national Nobody is Above the Law protest

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MADISON, Wis. - Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Wisconsin State Capitol to take part in the national Nobody is Above the Law rally.

Protesters said they are upset with President Donald Trump because they believe he is trying to derail the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The nationwide protest comes after Trump requested Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign from his position. Sessions was replaced with acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker.

Protesters are concerned that Whitaker may have a hard time defending the Department of Justice's independence because of his close relationship with Trump.

A number of speakers, including U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, spoke at the protest in Madison Tuesday night. There were speeches, chanting and singing throughout the event.

"As much as you are out here today to protect our country and the Mueller investigation, we have to stop the obstruction of justice in this state as well," Pocan said.

New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C., are among the cities that took part in the national rally.

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