The group said it believes Sessions' resignation and President Donald Trump's replacement as attorney general are threats to democracy.
This week, Sessions, who recused himself from the Russia investigation, announced his resignation, stating it was at the request of President Trump.
State police are monitoring the rally. pic.twitter.com/3Z1BWVTosS— Tim Pulliam (@TimABC11) November 8, 2018
Group chants “stand up fight back.” Here are their signs in protest of @realDonaldTrump appointment of Matt Whitaker to Attorney General, a critic of the Mueller special counsel Russia investigation. #Raleigh #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/roTrqFD0uU— Tim Pulliam (@TimABC11) November 8, 2018
A peaceful crowd gathering to protest @realDonaldTrump and his new attorney general pick Matt Whitaker. These folks believe the change in Justice Department leadership is a scheme to weaken the Russia Investigation. #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/ROry9wiCmj— Tim Pulliam (@TimABC11) November 8, 2018
Sessions' Chief of Staff Matt Whitaker was appointed by Trump to take his place. Whitaker will be the acting attorney general and will oversee the Russia investigation, taking over that role from deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein.
The investigation is a probe by special counsel Robert Mueller into alleged Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential election.
In past TV appearances, Whitaker has been critical of the controversial investigation and has even suggested ways to diminish it.
Note: ABC 11's Tim Pulliam is tweeting from the rally. You can follow him @TimABC11