Hundreds of people in marched from Centennial Plaza through Downtown Raleigh Thursday night, 
calling for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into allegations of Russian interference into the 2016 election.

Organizers say 500 people took part in the “Nobody is Above the Law” rally, which was one of several going on across the country.

The protest comes one day after Jeff Sessions announced his resignation as Attorney General at the request of President Trump.

“Resistance. Trying to keep the voice in somebody’s ear out there somewhere who is trying to save our democracy. There are thousands of people doing this tonight across our country and we our happy to be apart of it,” said march participant Diane Brannon.

Trump named Session’s former chief of staff Matthew Whitaker as acting Attorney General. 

Protesters want Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation, which he criticized in the past.