Pittsburgh residents marched from Schenley Plaza to Carnegie Mellon University’s campus Saturday afternoon to show support for immigrants, Muslims, and refugees. The event was organized in response to Trump’s most recent executive orders.
At the pre-march rally, speakers reminded the crowd that racism-based deportations did not start with the Trump regime; they’re just far more visible now.
Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto also stands with immigrants. In a statement he released on Jan 25, he stated: “Pittsburgh was built by immigrants, who came to our city to find work in our steel mills and who forged a better life for their families. . .We will continue to show everyone the respect and compassion they deserve – regardless of who they are, where they’re from, who they love or how they found their way to our beloved city.”
The rally and march went from 2:00-3:30 p.m It was co-organized by CAIR-Pittsburgh, Thomas Merton Center, Casa San José, ANSWER Pittsburgh, Party for Socialism and Liberation – Pittsburgh, JVP – Pittsburgh and supported by Alliance for Police Accountability – APA, Pittsburgh Student Solidarity Coalition – PSSC, Pittsburgh United & Veterans for Peace Pgh.