Activists to protest Trump’s actions on Muslim immigrants

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President Donald Trump speaks after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

BOSTON (AP) — Activists are protesting President Donald Trump’s actions on Muslim immigrants.

The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is planning a rally Sunday at 1 p.m. on Boston’s Copley Square.

CAIR-Massachusetts Executive Director John Robbins said Trump is playing on “religious bigotry and intolerance” and will end up turning away men, women, and children fleeing violence and persecution.

The president’s order immediately suspended for four months a program that last year resettled in the U.S. roughly 85,000 people displaced by war, political oppression, hunger and religious prejudice. An immediate 90-day ban was put in place for all immigration to the U.S. from seven Muslim majority nations.

Trump also indefinitely blocked Syrians, including those fleeing civil war.

The protest will take place at the site of the Khalil Gibran Memorial.

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