Hundreds gather to protest in San Francisco against Trump’s emergency declaration

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Hundreds of protesters gathered for a rally outside the San Francisco federal building to sound off their opposition to President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration for funding to build wall on the U.S. Mexico border.

“Yes I am here to make a stand that, that was a wrong move and there is no crisis at the border,” said Joy D’Ovidio with Sister District Project.

Some of these protesters say if there is a humanitarian crisis at the border, the president’s immigration policy is responsible.

“We know that the real emergency is children being ripped from their parents at the border or adopted away into these evangelical so-called adoption services,” said one protester. “Well it’s a fake emergency by a fake president,” said Steve Rapport with Indivisible SF.

Rapport of Indivisible SF is one of the local organizers of the emergency declaration protest.

“Specifically we are protesting the racist policies of this administration, concerning the wall, the power grab for this vanity project of a wall that is not needed, not wanted,” Rapport said. “The American people voted against it in overwhelming numbers in November.”

The rally lasted a little over an hour and ended peacefully.

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