|GA's sign "RESIST" - red arrow (photo credit Michael Dempsey | The Jersey Journal)|
GA, a descendant of Polish and Russian immigrants, rallied for our immigrant and refugee communities with about 1,000 others last night in Jersey City.
Words cannot do justice to the collective expression of unity, determination and love for American democratic ideals that created our nation of immigrants. Don't worry if you missed this one, folks. There will be more to come.
New Jersey101.5: "Protests Against Trump Order Continue in New Jersey"
"TRENTON — New Jersey continued to react on Monday to President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.NJ.com: "More than 1K gather in Jersey City to protest Trump actions"
About 1,000 people rallied on Newark Avenue in Jersey City against the ban, according to NJ.com, holding signs that included Trump’s “You’re fired” catchphrase from The Apprentice. Mayor Steven Fulop told the crowd, “We are going to resist this every step of the way,” according to the report."
" JERSEY CITY -- More than 1,000 people gathered on Newark Avenue tonight to protest recent moves by President Trump that target illegal immigration and clamp down on refugee admissions.Nj.com has great pics. Mine, not so great but here they are:
Waving signs reading "resist" and "friend of Islam," the crowd roundly booed any mentions of Trump and, after prodding from one of the roughly dozen speakers, repeatedly yelled "you're fired," Trump's catchphrase from the reality show he once hosted. A woman named Susan Forte held up a side that read, with the letters bordered in white lights, "NO."
The rally was organized as a response to a flurry of executive orders Trump, a Republican, signed in his first week of office, notably one from Friday that curtailed refugee admissions. That order sparked protests at airports nationwide as some refugees and others were detained at U.S. airports."