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Time Square rally protests Trump immigration policies

7 months 1 day 3 hours ago Monday, February 20 2017 Feb 20, 2017 February 20, 2017 5:34 AM February 20, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW YORK - Over a thousand people of various faiths rallied in New York City in support of Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

The "I Am A Muslim Too" rally was held in Times Square Sunday and was organized by several groups, including the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding.

The protesters waved American flags, held signs saying "No Muslim Ban," and chanted "We are One."

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the peaceful rally, saying "we have to dispel the stereotypes" and that America is "a country founded to protect all faiths and all beliefs."

Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons headlined the rally. He said the Muslim community was being used as a scapegoat, but that "diversity will prevail."

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