Hundreds gather in Anchorage to protest Trump's immigration ban
Hundreds of Alaskans gathered in downtown Anchorage Sunday night to join nationwide protests over President Donald Trump's executive order blocking entry to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries and suspending refugee resettlement.
As the sun set, a crowd of about 200 people stood in the cold at the corner of Seventh Avenue and C Street, near the federal courthouse.
Protest organizer Michael Patterson said he'd been motivated by a desire to give Anchorage's immigrants and refugees visible community support.
"Immigrants and refugees here need to feel safe," he said. "You need to know your community supports you."