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'No Wall, No Ban, No Fear' rally draws crowd in Raleigh

Posted February 4

A crowd turned out on Saturday for the No Wall No Ban No Fear Rally in Raleigh to protest recent executive orders by President Donald Trump that limit travel from certain countries and block refugees coming to the United States.
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— A crowd turned out on Saturday for the No Wall No Ban No Fear Rally in Raleigh to protest recent executive orders by President Donald Trump that limit travel from certain countries and block refugees coming to the United States.

"This is the land of the free for everyone, not just certain people, and it would be nice to see that shown," said Khadija Beveridge.

Tanja Bauer said, "I'm here to speak up and get our voices heard for what's right."

Protesters carried signs and delivered speeches at Halifax Mall in downtown to show support for the people affected by the orders. Trump signed actions to block refugees, to stop travel from several counties, including Syria, Iran and Iraq, and to start plans to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Organizers said the protest was to show support for Muslims, refugees (and) immigrants.

"We cannot keep excluding people. Everyone should be coming here, especially refugees," Bauer said.


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  • Clarence Drumgoole Feb 6, 10:30 a.m.
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    Foreign terrorist? Where again was Dylan Roof from? Also there is still something in this Nation called the KKK!

  • Tim Orr Feb 5, 11:34 a.m.
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    Seems there were some legal aliens that were fully checked and allowed into the country a few years ago. When their visas expired they disappeared...then flew some airplanes into some buildings. Did I imagine that? Don't think so....

  • William Sherman Feb 5, 7:53 a.m.
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    Freddie my friend---you stated that illegal aliens are thoroughly vetted---really?? How do you vett a person who crossed the Rio Grande in the dark of night?? How do you vett a person who entered this nation through a tunnel beneath the border?? If they were vettedl--they would not be illegal aliens, now would they. What you say regarding people who have been waiting for years to go through the process--yes, it is another hoop through which they must jump--and yes it makes it harder--agreed. And pray tell, someone from Syria, Lybia, Iran or Iraq---just how much accurate information are you planning on receiving from those governments regarding each person?? Are you going to believe the information (if any) that you receive? A healthy dose of skepticism is called for with these people. Their reasons may well justified--but what about their motivations??

  • Michael Bawden Feb 5, 7:22 a.m.
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    More commercial material to show.how democrats are for open borders. Telling us to let everyone in and make sure law enforcement does not profile those coming in illegally.
    Please continue forcing democrat politicians to side with the protesters. It has done wonders for the Republican party!

  • Judy Loftin Feb 5, 4:59 a.m.
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    The United States has always been immigrant friendly. However, they weren't trying to kill us.

  • Roger Connor Feb 4, 10:18 p.m.
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    Deport ALL illegal aliens. If they return, incarcerate them, and at the end of their sentence, deport them. If found here again, execute them. As far as LEGAL aliens are concerned, I welcome you, whether temporary visitors, students, temporary workers, or permanent residents. I particularly welcome those whose intention is to become a citizen. I thank all legal aliens for obeying our laws.

  • Kiara Babel Feb 4, 10:16 p.m.
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    The democrats don't want a wall, it will decrease the voter base.

  • Willie T Wt Smith Feb 4, 10:11 p.m.
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    check id of protesters if not legal load on bus head south

  • Vince DiSena Feb 4, 10:05 p.m.
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    ...better yet, how about taking a few of them into your own home

  • William Sherman Feb 4, 9:48 p.m.
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    We can thank Obama and his admin. for creating the idea among people that they can come to this country illegally, that they somehow have a right to do so regardless of our laws and that we, the American citizen cannot do one thing about it--they (the illegals) can pretty much do as they wish--up to and including openly protesting, flaunting their illegal presence and daring our government to do one thing about it...Methinks that with President Trump---the days of this kind of attitude and behavior are numbered..Thankfully.