(NEWS CENTER Maine) — Protests took place across Maine rallying to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

18 towns and cities in Maine joined more than 900 protests across the nation calling for protection of the Mueller investigation just a day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to resign.

The group Nobody Is Above The Law's website says protests are planned for 5 p.m. Thursday in these Maine locations:

  • Augusta
  • Bangor
  • Bar Harbor
  • Belfast
  • Brunswick
  • Eastport
  • Ellsworth
  • Farmington
  • Houlton
  • Kittery
  • Lewiston
  • Newcastle
  • Norway
  • Portland
  • Prospect Harbor
  • Rockland
  • South Paris
  • Waterville

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Critics worry that the newly appointed Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker may be unlikely to defend the investigation given the comments he has made about the probe which is investigating if Donald Trump colluded with Russians during his 2016 Presidential campaign.

Whitaker wrote an op-ed for CNN in 2017 arguing that Mueller was "dangerously close to crossing" a red line following reports he was looking into Trump's finances.

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Protesters believe that Whitaker who will now be overseeing the investigation should recuse himself from the investigation just as his predecessor and former boss, Jeff Sessions did.

How many people will show up to the protests remains to be seen.