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BU students plan protest against Trump’s immigration ban

At a previous protest, BU students lobbied BU's president, Robert Brown, to divest university endowments from fossil fuel companies. Lane Turner/Globe Staff

A group of Boston University students Monday plan to denounce the Trump administration's new rules blocking immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, the latest in a string of protests against the policy in the Boston area since Saturday.

The group, calling itself the “Boston University Student Anti-Trump Coalition,” will gather at the Marsh Plaza on the school’s Commonwealth Avenue campus at 3:00 p.m. Organizers expect to hold a rally with a mixture of chants and speeches by students and community supporters.

Student organizer Yasmin Younis said in a statement she is the daughter of immigrants and “a proud Iraqi-American’’ who considers the immigration ban to be unconstitutional “and harmful to students and Americans of all walks of life.’’


The protest by BU students comes one day after thousands gathered in Copley Square to participate in a protest against the Trump ban organized by the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The protesters gathered steps from the Boston Public Library and the site of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Both Massachusetts senators and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh addressed the crowd.

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