Protesters rally against Trump travel ban

Refugees, Muslims and their supporters gathered on Saturday at the White House, where they protested against the president's travel ban.
Solidarity rang loud and clear in front of the White House on Saturday, as about 100 people protested against President Donald Trump's travel ban.

The policy blocks entry into the U.S. of people from six Muslim-majority countries... Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

Activist Yasmine Taeb.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) YASMINE TAEB, ACTIVIST, SAYING:

"We all know that this administration's Muslim and refugee bans are discriminatory, unconstitutional and flat out unacceptable."

The rally marked the first anniversary of Trump's first attempt to launch the policy, which he has said is critical to national security.

His executive action sparked chaos at airports across the country.

Legal challenges later prompted several revisions, with his third version due to go before the U.S. Supreme Court in April.

Protesters also participated in the call to prayer on Saturday.

Sowdo Mohamud, a recently naturalized U.S. citizen from Somalia, said she misses her family and wishes they could join her.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) SOWDO MOHAMUD, SOMALI-AMERICAN, SAYING:

"After Trump administration took over the office last year, it's been hectic and now I feel hopeless that I can never bring them, but it's a good thing that I became a U.S. citizen this week so I can always go back and visit them so there's hope too."

A feeling shared by many here, seeking to raise awareness to bring an end to the President's policy.




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(Source: YouTube, January 28, 2018 at 03:50AM)

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