About 600 people gathered Tuesday at the S.C. State House to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans immigration from seven countries.




“Say it loud, say it clear, ‘Refugees are welcome here,’ ” protestors chanted, keeping time with a tambourine, as they stretched out in a line along Gervais Street.


Drivers on that corridor were met with a barrage of chants and signs. A few read “Refugees welcome,” “Let them in” and “Y’all means all.”


The Columbia gathering was the latest in reaction to Trump’s order that temporarily halts refugee resettlement and bars residents of seven predominately Muslim countries from entering the United States.




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