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Local group organizes rally in opposition to new immigration rules

There is a local rally scheduled for people opposed to the recent actions of the Trump administration regarding tightening immigration regulations.

A social justice umbrella group that has become active recently, called ‘Action Together Rochester,’ says the rally will be Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4pm at Washington Square Park.

The Facebook pagefor the event lists the protest as a  No Muslim Ban Rally: Support Refugees & Oppose the Ban”

As of midday Sunday, more than 700 people had signed up to say they were attending.

The park is the same location where one of the local rallies to support the Women’s March on Washington were held last weekend.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.