Hundreds protest Sessions' removal in Charlottesville

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Indivisible Charlottesville called an emergency rally in response to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' removal from office, drawing a crowd of about 700 protesters.

In front of the Albemarle County Office Building on McIntire Road, demonstrators displayed signs and chanted to say that no one is above the law.

In light of Wednesday's press conference events, the crowd also protested to defend a free press and protect special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.

According to an organizer, Albemarle officials instructed protesters to keep off the county building's lawn. Protesters wrapped around the building, mostly keeping to the sidewalks.

David Singerman of Indivisible Charlottesville said that constituents who support this message should not stop after one rally.

"Constituents should call Senator [Tim] Kaine's office," Singerman said. "They should call Senator [Mark] Warner's office. They should call Congressman [Tom] Garrett. He's still our congressman. They should call Denver Riggleman, who's our incoming congressman. If they can't find his office number, then maybe they should call his distillery."

There were hundreds of other protests like Charlottesville's across the nation Thursday night.