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March supporting immigrants planned

A march in support of immigrants and in opposition to the travel restrictions ordered by the Trump administration is planned in Alexandria.

Anyone interested is asked to convene at the Big Ole statue in Central Park on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 5:30 p.m. The march will proceed to the Alexandria Public Library.

The event is being organized by a "loosely knit coalition of concerned citizens," according to one of the organizers, Rita Koll. She said there is a Facebook page set up for the event called Stand with Immigrants March.

President Donald Trump's administration moved last week to restrict the entry of refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries into the United States.

It has prompted protests from critics who have said his action unfairly singles out Muslims, violated U.S. law and the U.S. Constitution and defiled America's historic reputation as hospitable to immigrants.

For more information about the event, contact Rita Koll via email at rstepankoll@gmail.com.

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