A group of UCSD students will hold a protest Monday against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The students will meet at Geisel Library on the UCSD campus at noon and make signs, according to the group’s Facebook event.
“As Trump signs and enforces these executive orders, inspired by xenophobia and racism, several of our peers, classmates, colleagues and students are seeing their lives fundamentally and irrevocably changed,” the protest organizers stated in a Facebook post.
The protestors will hand out flyers at 11:30 a.m. on Library Walk, gather into their group at noon and chant by the silent tree. By about 12:30 p.m., they will march over to Revelle college, announced a Facebook post.
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“We will not scapegoat and discriminate against communities, and we will not be silent or complacent as the Trump administration villainizes and jeopardizes the lives of entire groups of people,” said the group’s statement.
Once at Revelle college, the protestors will give speeches, performances, promote discussion and chant slogans against the immigration ban.
On Sunday 778 students planned on protesting, according to the Facebook group. Over 1,500 RSVP’d that they were interested in the event.
“This is how we show the Trump administration and Congress that we do not stand for these discriminatory and unconstitutional policies and orders,” said the statement.
The Facebook event also included a note that began with “Dear Iranian friends and family.”
“We must fight with the knowledge that our parents, friends and grandparents practicing Islam are not any different from any other religious community,” said the statement on Facebook.
“Islam, like all religion, is open to different interpretations. It does not fundamentally provoke violence.”
Trump’s executive order suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days and blocked citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, from entering the United States for 90 days.
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