Protests being readied in event of Mueller firing
Local organizers have made advance plans for a protest if President Trump fires Robert Mueller, the special counsel who is heading the investigation into Russia and its interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Rapid response rallies, organized by MoveOn.org and other activist groups, are being planned around the country. In Connecticut, one is planned at the Norwalk Green on East Avenue. If Mueller is fired before 2 p.m., organizers expect the protest to begin at 5 p.m. If he is fired after 2 p.m., the protest is planned to start at noon the next day. An advisory would be sent the day of such a protest with more details via the hashtag #NotAboveTheLaw. Information may also be found at act.moveon.org.
“We’re fortunate here in Connecticut to be represented by strong and outspoken members of Congress, and we call on Representative Jim Himes, Senator Chris Murphy and Senator Richard Blumenthal to do everything in their power to prevent President Donald Trump from firing special counsel Robert Mueller,” said Batya Diamond of Wilton in an email message about the protest plans sent in late December, when 275 people had signed up to take part.
“Americans deserve full and truthful answers to ensure that the security and sanctity of our election system is never compromised again. We can only do that with a full, thorough investigation, free from interference.”