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Activists Groups Plan To Protest Comey's Firing Wednesday Afternoon At L.A. Federal Buildings

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An anti-Trump protest in L.A. in November. (Photo by Julia Wick/LAist)
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Two activist groups are planning to protest the firing of FBI Director James Comey at Los Angeles-area federal buildings on Wednesday afternoon. President Trump's firing of Comey on Tuesday, which the New York Times called a "stunning development," sparked national outrage, Nixonian comparisons, and even an O.J.-style helicopter live-feed of the longtime public servant's motorcade making its way through rush hour traffic to LAX.

Indivisible Los Angeles will be holding an "Investigate Trump Now" protest in front of the West L.A. federal building on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood "to demand an independent, bipartisan commission is set up to investigate Russian interference into the 2016 election, as well as Trump and his team's ties to Russia," according to the event's Facebook page. Protesters are encouraged to bring signs and "make yourself heard."

Indivisible's "Investigate Trump Now" protest will be held at 11000 Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, beginning at 5 p.m.

Refuse Fascism (the group best known for those "No!" signs you see at all the protests) will be holding a similar but separate protest at the federal building in downtown Los Angeles this afternoon. The two protests "are connected by subject, but they are different events," according to Refuse Fascism organizer Keith James. "Comey's firing "is an escalation in the Trump/Pence regime's move to consolidate a Fascist regime," James told LAist. "This regime needs to be driven from power by millions of people in the very near future," he continued.

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Refuse Fascism's "#NoFascistUSA" protest will be held at the federal building downtown at 300 N. Los Angeles Street beginning at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.