Photos: Thousands protest immigration ban in downtown Minneapolis

Protesters make their way down Washington Avenue
Protesters make their way down Washington Avenue in Minneapolis during a protest against President Trump's immigration ban Tuesday.
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Updated: Feb. 1, 7:38 a.m. | Posted: Jan. 31, 4:45 p.m.

Thousands of people gathered in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump's executive order to temporarily ban refugees from several Muslim-majority countries and proposed wall along the Mexican border.

It was the second large protest of the immigration order in the Twin Cities this week. On Sunday, some 1,000 people rallied against the action at the airport.

The event started in front of the federal courthouse at about 4:30 p.m. Among the speakers there were Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Jaylani Hussein of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Minnesota.

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges speaks at an anti-Trump protest
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges speaks at the protest.
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"We will stand on our principles and we know we can do it because you are standing here with us," Hodges told the crowd.

Just after 6 p.m., the group moved and marched down Hennepin Avenue. There appeared to be at least 5,000 people in the crowd. They eventually wound up back by the federal courthouse.

Most of Minnesota's congressional delegation has spoken out against the order, which includes a 90-day ban of refugees from Somalia and six other countries.

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