Students rally against new Trump policies
Dylan Haviland – Managing Editor
Haroon Chaudhry, the president of the Muslim Student Association, with a sign in hand, conversed with his peers in front of Buley Library as students and faculty gathered together on a cold evening. The rally held on Feb. 2 was meant to protest the various policies of the Trump presidency.
“We just want to get together and stand together in peace and solidarity to get the word out there,” said Chaudhry.
He was against the executive orders by Trump that he believed were unfair to Muslim countries.
Other policies being protested against included the border wall and his relation with immigrants.
Professor Jessica Powell, elementary education, stood among the students with her young daughter who walked around with colorful sign stating “Build playgrounds not walls.”
“[The issues] are all intersecting because it is all- to me it intersects with xenophobia and racism and so there is a pattern in the policies that are coming out,” said Powell. “So I think it is important that we unite and come together across all our differences to fight against these policies.”
Taking their stand outside the library several speakers addressed their views to the crowd in addition to chants being yelled out.
President Joe Bertolino was present at the rally.
“I think it is very unfortunate that we have meet under this circumstance but I think that it is very important that we all come here together as the social justice university,” said Justin Farmer, a sophomore and political science major as he addressed the crowd.
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