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Mon Jan 30, 2017, 11:50 PM

Hundreds protest Trump travel ban at Dallas vigil

Dallas County officials and faith leaders on Monday night strongly opposed President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, calling for support for immigrants and refugees in a vigil at Thanksgiving Square downtown.

“We’re better than this,” said Imam Omar Suleiman, a scholar at the Valley Ranch Islamic Center in Irving. “We will show the president that this will not happen on our watch. It will not happen.”

The order led to 13 travelers being detained at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport over the weekend, prompting large protests Saturday and Sunday in the international terminal. All 13 had been released by late Sunday afternoon.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins called the order a “direct contradiction of our American values.”

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/article129724354.html

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