Protesters, members of Congress gather outside DOJ calling for Sessions' resignation

    Protesters, members of Congress gather outside of DOJ Thursday afternoon calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' resignation. (Mike Carter-Conneen/ ABC7 News. March 2, 2017)

    Hundreds of protesters and several members of Congress gathered outside the Department of Justice Thursday afternoon demanding that Attorney General Jeff Sessions resign.

    This protest came hours after an investigation revealed then-Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions had two conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign last year.

    During the event organized by ‘Move On’ - “America’s largest independent online political group” - protesters started chanting “lock him up,” as passing drivers honked their horns.

    This morning, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) echoed those feelings and called on Sessions to resign during a press conference.

    Sessions, an early supporter of President Trump and policy adviser to the Republican candidate, did not disclose those communications at his confirmation hearing in January when asked what he would do if “anyone affiliated” with the campaign had been in contact with the Russian government.

    During the protest, a man, who was walking by, attempted to disrupt the event saying "nothing has been proven."

    He went on to say the people outside of the DOJ were "paid protesters."

    This story has been updated.

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