Excerpt By: The News & Observer. Written By Abbie Bennett.
A rally against President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border and Trump’s executive order banning immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries is planned for Saturday in downtown Raleigh.
Saturday’s rally will be held almost a week after more than 1,000 people gathered at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport to protest the ban.
More than 10,000 people said they were interested in the rally, according to the Facebook page organizing the event. More than 2,500 people said they would attend.
The event is planned for the Halifax Mall on Jones Street, a green space between the Archdale Building and the state Legislative Building. Organizers said on Facebook a permit had been approved for the rally, planned to begin at noon Saturday and last until 3 p.m.