FSU Students Prepare to March on Capitol in Protest of Trump's Executive Order

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Posted at 8:53 PM, Feb 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-03 20:53:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Florida State University say that they're protesting against the state of Florida and FSU's lack of action following Donald Trump's controversial executive order.

Organizers said that on Saturday, a coalition of FSU faculty, student organizations, and professional organizations will gather at the Free Speech Zone on FSU's campus at 12:30 p.m. and will march to the capitol starting at 1:30 p.m.

They have a list of demands they expect to address:

  1. The Florida government must resist the Muslim ban and the detainment and/or deportation of those affected by it
  2. US accountability for its creation of refugee problems in the Middle East
  3. Make FSU a sanctuary campus.
  4. John Thrasher must explicitly address Muslim oppression in another statement.
  5. FSU must divest from corporations that profit from endless war and military occupation.

A few major ally organizations that have cosponsored and will be present at the rally are International Rescue Committee-FL, Council of American-Islamic Relations-Florida and Amnesty International at FSU.

Find out more information about the protest here