Texas’ Muslim organizers of a rally at the Capitol in Austin were taking extra precautions Tuesday, including hiring private security guards, as hundreds arrived on buses amid growing discord over President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
While the biennial “Texas Muslim Capitol Day” event was scheduled months before the presidential election, the rally was drastically different from previous years after Trump ordered a ban on all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations.
It also overshadowed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of the State address, that was likely to include the Republican enthusiastically embracing Trump’s crackdown on so-called “sanctuary cities.”
Source: Local News