Hundreds march through Downtown Columbus for "Nobody Is Above The Law" rally

The streets of Downtown Columbus were filled with hundreds of protesters Thursday night, with a message for President Donald Trump and the Justice Department. (WSYX/WTTE)

The streets of Downtown Columbus were filled with hundreds of protesters Thursday night, with a message for President Donald Trump and the Justice Department.

It all stems from the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the request of President Trump.

Democrats said it is an attempt to end Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 election.

Organized by Indivisible Columbus and more, hundreds gathered for the "Nobody Is Above the Law" rally at Bicentennial Park.

Similar rallies happened across the country Thursday evening.

"We can't have a government where it becomes not the United States of America, but the United States of a person who gets to decide what they want to do," said Mia Lewis, one of the organizers of the rally.

They said they organized the rally last minute, after Sessions’ resignation.

"We haven't found the conclusion yet," said Lewis, who lives in Columbus, "and we are here to say we need the investigation to go through all the way to its conclusion, and that has to be protected and the American people have a right to see that."

President Trump has been critical often of Sessions after his recusal from the Russia investigation, with the President repeatedly saying there's no collusion with his campaign.

The group in Columbus said they want an impartial Attorney General.

They marched their message to the office of Republican Senator Rob Portman.

They want Ohio's politicians to stand up for the investigation.

"It is what we as American citizens have a responsibility to do," said Peter Rieke, who lives in Grove City, "and whether it helps a little bit or whether it helps a lot, it is really the only choice we have at this point."

Senator Portman's press office sent this statement in response to the rally and resignation of Sessions:

"Rob has said consistently that he supports the Mueller investigation, he believes that the special counsel should follow the facts wherever they lead, and he hopes that we will see the results of this investigation soon."

Senator Browns office released this statement to ABC6/FOX28 following the resignation of Sessions:

“No one is above the law, not even the President,” Brown said. “Our justice system is bigger than any one political party, and the FBI, Justice Department and Special Council must be allowed to do their jobs without political interference.”

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