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Protesters gather and hold banners in front of the White House Thursday as part of a nationwide "Protect Mueller" campaign demanding that Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel investigation.(Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP)

WASHINGTON - Protesters nationwide staged massive rallies from New York to Los Angeles on Thursday to support special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation, which they fear may be ended due to the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 

The about 900 protests, including ones in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, were part of a coordinated effort by a large number of liberal groups that came together and for months have been planning a "rapid response" to protect Mueller. 

The groups' website, titled "Nobody is above the law — Mueller protection rapid response," detailed plans for massive protests should something happen that would put Mueller in jeopardy. The group said something happened when Sessions was fired and replaced with interim Attorney General Matt Whitaker.