Hundreds In Tallahassee Protest Muslim Ban

Jan 29, 2017

Floridians are lashing out against what some term “a Muslim ban.”

Hundreds of people in Tallahassee gathered at the state Capitol Sunday to protest President Donald Trump's executive order on refugees and some other immigrants.

Credit Sarah Mueller

Florida State University student Albert Kishek said his friends are worried.

“I don’t have any friends who have been detained, but I have friends who are students here at FSU who are worried they will be detained and deported," he said.

The ban bars refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. It also indefinitely suspends the Syrian refugee program.

Bisma Nasar and her husband, are U.S. citizens from Pakistan, who oppose Trump’s actions.

“I think it’s awful. It’s Islamophobic. It’s terrifying because banning people who are escaping war, who are escaping atrocities in their own country.”

Federal judges partially blocked the ban Saturday night.