NDofPD Plus 22

22 days since the National Day of Patriotic Devotion

(Evening Edition)

“Thousands of people attended an annual civil rights march Saturday in Raleigh that in recent years has focused on fighting the conservative-leaning agenda in North Carolina state government. But Saturday’s 11th annual “Moral March on Raleigh” led by the state NAACP included speakers focused on opposition to actions by President Donald Trump, particularly on immigration.WRAL, 11 February 2017

“At times, the massive march wending its way from downtown Minneapolis to the University of Minnesota Saturday afternoon felt more like a parade than a protest. Among the 2,000 demonstrators were many children who toted homemade heart-shaped signs, grasped red balloons and handed out candy and flowers to immigrants they passed along the way. Calling itself the Caravan of Love, the crowd, which stretched out along several city blocks, turned out to express support for refugees who may be affected by President Donald Trump’s efforts to limit travel from seven nations with majority Muslim populations.” The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 11 February 2017

“Anti-abortion rights protesters gathered outside Planned Parenthood clinics across the country Saturday, in a series of rallies calling on politicians to end federal funding for the century-old organization. The activists planned to picket outside roughly 200 Planned Parenthood clinics — but at many of those locations, counterprotesters were there to meet them.” National Public Radio, 11 February 2017


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