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Supreme Court travel ban decision sparks rally in Baltimore

Posted at 11:19 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 14:13:56-04

A bombshell decision by The Supreme Court on the “Muslim Ban” sparked a rally in Baltimore Wednesday night.

“Right now we are literally in a battle for the soul of America,” said Zaiyna Chaudry, the leader of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

On Tuesday the Supreme Court upheld a travel ban by a 5-4 vote.

Including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.

Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen said he was at the rally as a Jewish American standing in solidarity with his Muslim and immigrant brothers and sisters.

 “Our President dishonors our values through the zero-tolerance immigration policy Muslim ban,” Cohen said. “Shame on the Supreme Court for upholding this un American law.”

He joined activists and people of all faiths and backgrounds like Abraham Tema, who moved to Baltimore 14 years ago from Guatemala.

 “The only way we can stop this is to stay united,” Tema said. “Raise our voice and stay together.”

President Donald Trump calling the ruling a win for the country.

 "In this era of worldwide terrorism extremist movements bent on harming innocent civilians, we must properly vet those coming into our country,"

The people at the rally calling this ban a roadblock but not the end of the road.

“My organization currently has two law suits set up,” Chaudry said. “One in Maryland one in Virginia in the lower courts. We’re going to continue challenging the unconstitutionally and morality of the ban.”

Chad, another majority-Muslim nation, was removed from the list in April.

Another rally will be held June 30 at Patterson Park.