CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Hundreds of people in Charlottesville and Albemarle County gathered at the Albemarle County Office Building on Thursday evening as part of a nationwide protest over the forced resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Participants chanted and held up signs saying no one's above the law. They say they’re worried that President Trump may be derailing the Mueller investigation.

Indivisible Charlottesville, which helped organize the event on Thursday, November 8, says the demonstration was about standing up to what they call an abuse of power.

“I think Charlottesville’s a city that’s borne the brunt of Trumpism in the last couple of years and it’s really important that this community stands up and fights back against all that Trumpism represents - from corruption to racism to autocracy,” David Singerman, the co-organizer of the demonstration, said. “You know, this community knows what it feels like.”

Protesters were barred from stepping onto the grass or land surrounding the Albemarle County Office Building during the protests.