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No Ban, No Wall Rally to take place downtown

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Protesters will be flocking to downtown Fort Wayne Saturday afternoon. United Activists of Fort Wayne have planned a No Ban, No Wall rally.

The rally will take place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 outside the Allen County Courthouse.

Photo Supplied / John Wagner – WOWO News

Demonstrators will be protesting President Donald Trump’s executive orders impacting refugees and immigrants. The following speakers will be in attendance:

  • Attorney Sam Jarjour, member of Fort Wayne for Syrian Refugees and Indiana Center for Middle East Peace
  • Max U. Montisino, Assoc. Professor, IPFW
  • Carl Jylland-Halverson, member Fort Wayne Supporting Aleppo and Beyond

Friends of the Third World will also be accepting personal toiletry items to create hygiene kits for Syria. Items collected must be new, sealed, and include:

  • Large wrapped bars of bath soap
  • 12-14 oz. bottles of shampoo
  • Large bars of laundry soap
  • 6 oz. or larger tubes of toothpaste in a box
  • Adult size toothbrushes
  • Wide tooth combs
  • Fingernail clippers
  • Adhesive bandages- minimum 40 assorted
  • Box of 19-24 thin maxi sanitary pads

Participants are encouraged to remember to dress in layers.

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2 comments

Joe February 4, 2017 at 9:50 am

Don’t waste your money on those toiletries, they won’t be used.
When I was in Afghanistan, we had churches collect coats for us to pass out to the children in the villages as a way to help relations with the locals. We would pass out 20-30 coats or jackets at a time. The next time we would pass through, usually in the same week, we wouldn’t see a single coat or jacket.

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Buck February 8, 2017 at 10:21 am

Come on fellow Fort Wayne conservatives, let’s give this “no wall” “no ban” a chance. We can certainly put up with the probability that a few terrorists will get in and blow up a few things killing some people. Isn’t it worth it? We can also put up with people illegally entering the country even though it’s against the law. I mean, it’s not really a law if it involves people is it? After all, America is not for Americans. It’s for everyone but them. Oh, and this is not as sarcastic as I should be about these issues.

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