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Hot tempers at City Hall over Jeff Sessions dismissal

Friday, November 9, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

On Thursday, Nov. 8, the front plaza of City Hall was packed with protesters, calling for President Trump to reconsider his decision to push Jeff Sessions out of his position as attorney general. A speaker orating to the crowd was barely audible above the roar of cheers and horns honking. What began at 5 p.m. lasted for hours as dozens and dozens of Austinites cheered, shouting their opinions so loudly their voices could be heard echoing inside the walls of City Hall. The protest was organized by in conjunction with other groups around the country. Austin resident Roger May said that the intent of the demonstrations was to keep Trump from “firing his way to safety.” May explained that pushing Sessions out of office was “crossing a line,” and that he hopes the protests will help to persuade the government to keep the Mueller investigation going. A few followers of the far-right conspiracy website InfoWars made an appearance at the rally to share their views about why they support the status quo.

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