5k people shut down Minneapolis streets to protest Trump's immigration policy

There were protests against President Trump's executive order on Saturday and Sunday, too.
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Thousands of people swarmed the streets of Minneapolis Tuesday for another march against President Donald Trump's new immigration and refugee policy.

The Minneapolis Police Department tweeted out that about 5,000 people showed up to take a stand against Friday's executive order that bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for the next 90 days. So this rally was significantly larger than Sunday's – where hundreds showed up at MSP Airport – and Saturday's – where about 100 showed up.

The Anti-War Committee organized the "Speak Out Against Muslim Ban" march. It started at 4:30 p.m. at the downtown Minneapolis Federal Courthouse.

People carried signs that read "Refugees are welcome here" and chanted "No ban, no wall, sanctuary for all."

Among the crowd was Minneapolis Mayor Betsey Hodges. She told the Star Tribune, “Trump is trying to punish cities ... Not on my watch.”

The group made its way onto Washington and Hennepin avenues, then went back to the courthouse.

According to the police department, the march finished up around 7 p.m and there were no arrests.

USA Today reports the Department of Homeland Security announced on Tuesday that it will allow 872 refugees to enter the country this week despite the president's executive order on immigration. The exception is being made for refugees that are “already in transit” and would face “undue hardship” if not allowed in the U.S.

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