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2,000 march through Minneapolis to show support for immigrants and refugees

The march was peaceful and police say there were no arrests.

Thousands marched through the streets of Minneapolis Saturday afternoon carrying signs that said things like "love your neighbor" and "all are welcome here."

It was for the Caravan of Love walk. According to the Facebook event, the purpose of the walk was to focus on love – specifically for Muslims and Mexicans in the U.S. The post says those immigrants and refugees "are faced with state sponsored hatred and discrimination."

The group is referring to President Donald Trump's executive order that would have temporarily restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. The order was blocked by a judge, and Thursday an appeals court refused to reinstate it.

The walk started downtown at the Minneapolis City Hall at noon and finished at the University of Minnesota West Bank around 4 p.m.

Minneapolis police estimate about 2,000 people showed up. Police also tweeted that there were no arrests or calls related to the protest.

This wasn't the only protest that happened Saturday. Earlier there was a rally in St. Paul to defund Planned Parenthood. Thousands of Planned Parenthood supporters also showed up for their own rally.

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