Immigration rallies held around US cities to support Muslims
Feb.20, NY: Demonstrations were held in cities around the United States this weekend to support Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies.
More than a thousand people of various faiths rallied in New York City on Sunday, according to reports. In Oregon, hundreds of people demonstrated on Sunday in front of the Oregon State Capitol to voice their support for immigration rights.
The "I Am A Muslim Too" event was held in Times Square and was organized by several groups, including the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding.
Some protesters waved American flags, while others held signs saying "No Muslim Ban."
Trump has initiated a crackdown on illegal immigration. He also has called for a temporary ban on people entering the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The crowd, which organizers said neared 1,000, cheered and clapped as cars honked their horns, the newspaper said. The rally was part of a national effort called Immigrants' March Presidents Day 2017.
In Dallas on Saturday, police estimated about 1,700 people rallied downtown in a peaceful show of support for immigrants and refugees.
The Dallas Morning News reported that religious and civic leaders were among those protesting President Donald Trump's immigration policies.
Some marchers carried U.S. flags or banners from other nations and chanted: "Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here." No arrests were made.
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