‘I’m a Muslim Too,’ New Yorkers rally against Muslim ban

Hundreds of New Yorkers have staged a rally to voice solidarity with Muslims, in the wake of President Donald Trump’s entry ban against people from some Muslim nations.

The protesters marched on Times Square on Sunday while shouting “I’m a Muslim Too,” denouncing Trump’s executive order last month that banned travel from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.  

Organized by music producer and businessman Russell Simmons, the event also featured an speech by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon.

“Here’s the message I want to give as mayor of this city, to everyone who’s here. Regardless of your faith or your background or where you were born, this is your city,” de Blasio said.

People take part in a rally called I’m a Muslim Too, in Times Square, New York City, February 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

“And to everybody, this is your country too. This is your country too. And think about the origins of this…

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