Published: Tuesday, 31 January 2017 18:59
Written by Mel Mystery
Hundreds of folks showed up Tuesday, January 31, 2017 for a Solidarity Rally at Old Dominion University to Stand with Immigrants, Muslims, and Refugees. The event was hosted by the ODU Democrats and is a reaction to President Trump’s immigration ban that targets immigrants, refugees, and travelers from Muslim countries. Protesters converged on the steps of the Webb Student Center and then marched across campus, down Hampton Boulevard, and then back to the student center. ODU has a large international student population, as well as international staff and faculty. Those who marched wanted to show their solidarity toward those affected by the ban, and their disdain for Trump and his xenophobic and anti-Muslim views and policies.
Read more: ODU Democrats Host Solidarity Rally
Published: Monday, 23 January 2017 19:02
Written by Super User
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