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Anti-Trump protesters gathered near the Stonewall Inn to rally for LGBTQ rights

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Anti-Trump protesters gathered near the Stonewall Inn to rally for LGBTQ rights

WATCH | Hundreds of people gather in lower Manhattan to rally for LGBTQ rights

Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered in lower Manhattan to protest President Trump's executive orders and to rally for LGBTQ rights, according to NBC News. The location of their protests was symbolic, taking place at 2pm near the Stonewall Inn--the birthplace of the gay liberation movement. 


But the protest wasn't just about LGBTQ rights. According to the event's Facebook page, the group, "...[stands] in solidarity with every immigrant, asylum seeker, refugee and every person impacted by Donald Trump's illegal, immoral, unconstitutional and un-American executive orders."


The event was organized by the Lambda Independent Democrats, an LGBT political club, and featured high-profile speakers like Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, who led chants of "Dump Trump" from his speaking podium.

"Let me remind people of why we're here," Schumer said. "The pioneers at Stonewall were alone, but they fought and fought and eventually they won. We are gonna do the same thing!"

One protester dressed as Kellyanne Conway.

Rainbow colors flooded the area.

The protest occurred in the midst of a court decision that temporarily overruled Trump's executive order on immigration, which calls for a temporary halt to refugees coming from seven predominantly Muslim nations, as well as the indefinite shutdown of the Syrian refugee program. 

On Friday, news broke that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner helped thwart a LGBTQ rights rollback, the New York Times reported.

New Yorkers aren't the only ones protesting on Saturday. People in DC gathered at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., and demonstrators followed Trump to his Mar-a-Lago residence.

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