As fears are renewed that President Donald Trump will fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in hopes of quashing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, more than 300,000 Americans across the country are prepared to march against what they see as a descent into authoritarianism.
Over 800 marches are being planned, involving Americans from all 50 states.
MoveOn.org has been mobilizing for months to stage nationwide protests in the event of Mueller's dismissal, resulting in more than 800 planned demonstrations that Americans are prepared to attend.
"If Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller, it will create a constitutional crisis. The same goes for other ways he could attempt to end or compromise the investigation," reads the call to action on the organization's website, where a map shows every city where Americans can join protests that would begin directly after Trump fires one or more of the Justice Department officials. "Our response in the hours following a potential power grab will dictate what happens next—whether Congress will stand up to Trump or allow him to move our democracy toward authoritarianism."