By Angelina Salcedo 1/29/2017
It was the same place where many anti-Vietnam War demonstrations were held 4 decades ago. And today it held protestors furious about President Donald Trump’s Immigration ban.
Thousands crammed into small Copley Square from Trinity Church to the Boston Public Library. Together they chanted “Donald Trump has got to go!,” and “The people, united, will never be defeated!”
One protestor told WEBN that “Democracy is the core principle in this country and if enough people keep coming out, then the elected officials hopefully will see that people are speaking and if they want to get reelected that they need to listen and they need to respect American’s rights.”
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke to the crowd. Walsh described the President’s actions as “a betrayal of American values.”
This protest is one of many nationwide. Last night demonstrators flooded Logan Airport and other international airports in the country.
The President’s executive order created an immediate 90-day ban for all immigration to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority nations.
Today he released a statement saying, “To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting.” Mr.Trump claims the ban isn’t about religion, but keeping the country safe. However not one of the 9/11 terrorists were from the countries on the banned list.
The President is refusing to comply to three federal judges’ stop and desist orders. One of those in Boston covers all New England states except Connecticut which is in a different federal court district.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations organized the rally.