Rockford protests in nationwide "Nobody Is Above The Law" rallies

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR)

UPDATED 10:10pm:

"We want our democracy back and we are willing to fight for it."

Protesters of all ages came out in droves to Joe Marino Park in Rockford to stand in solidarity with the close to 900 cities nationwide participating in the “Trump is Not Above the Law” event.

In response to Sessions' recent resignation, those at Thursday night's event say this protest goes beyond partisanship.

"This is not a Republican or a Democratic issue, it's an issue of our democracy and we need to come together and we need to take to the streets. This happened once before under Nixon, it didn't work then and it's not going to work now," said protest organizer Barb Verni-Lau.

With newly appointed interim Attorney General Matthew Whitaker already being asked to recuse himself from the Mueller investigation due to his previous comments, protesters like Kim Bailey say keeping officials accountable is key.

"We are paying attention, we're watching what's happening, it’s not being missed by everybody. Your song and dance is not mesmerizing all of us. We see what's happening, we see the sleight of hand and we're not going to put up with it," Bailey said.

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The Rockford community gathered for one of 900 "Nobody Is Above The Law" protests nationwide.

Protests come over fears President Donald Trump will interfere with the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller over Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Activists are against Jeff Sessions' departure from U.S. Attorney General, calling the appointment of Matthew Whitaker an attempt to obstruct Mueller's ongoing investigation.