March against President Trump, temporary refugee ban to be held in Boulder Saturday

March against President Trump, temporary refugee ban to be held in Boulder Saturday
Posted at 4:42 PM, Feb 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-02 18:42:31-05

BOULDER, Colo. – A protest against President Donald Trump and his executive orders temporarily barring more than 130 million people of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. is scheduled to take place Saturday in Boulder.

The protest is set to start at Central Park at 11 a.m. on the southeast corner of Canyon Boulevard and Broadway, according to an email from the organizer obtained by the Boulder Daily Camera.

The march will then go four blocks east on Canyon Boulevard to 17th Street, then two blocks north to Pearl Street and will head west toward the Boulder County Courthouse, the newspaper reports.

The organizer, William Chinnock, told the Camera the protest is “against Trump, America’s illegitimate president” and the "anti-religious refugee ban.”

People wanting to participate are encouraged to bring signs.

Denver set to hold rally as well

The City of Denver will also be holding a rally Saturday in protest of Trump’s temporary refugee ban.

Billed the “Protect Our Muslim Neighbors Rally” the event, which will be held at Denver’s Civic Center Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., will have a line-up of speakers, poets and musicians.

“This event is specifically for showing support to our Muslim neighbors,” according to the organizer. “Make your boldest signs, prepare your loudest voices, and bring your warmest hugs. Our neighbors are in danger and we need to show solidarity in support.”

These protests follow two held over the weekend at Denver International Airport.

‘Not a Muslim ban’

Trump's executive order bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for the next 90 days and suspends the admission of all refugees for 120 days.

The seven countries affected by this temporary ban are Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

The executive order, however, also makes clear those seven countries are just a starting point for a possibly broader ban.

The order exempts diplomats and members of international organizations from the ban.

IN-DEPTH: Other measures the order will put into place

While he has received backlash from Democrats, Trump insisted that the new policy did not amount to "a Muslim ban," like the one he called for in December 2015 in the heat of the Republican primary campaign.


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