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Hundreds protest Trump's executive order at Indy airport tonight

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On Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order permanently banning the resettlement of Syrian refugees, limiting the resettlement of other refugees via the US Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days and implementing an immediate 90-day suspension of issuing visas and entry to people from select Muslim-majority countries, including Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Sudan and Somalia.

Tonight, hundreds of Hoosiers showed up at the airport to protest the order, which is viewed by many to be a Muslim-targeting ban. Speakers at the protest included Senator Joe Donnelly and Representative Andre Carson, as well as representatives of various faith communities and religious organizations.

For more information on the executive order, read our interview with the executive director of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana, Rima Khan Shahid.

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