Activists to protest Trump’s actions on Muslim immigrants

Mahmoud Hassan, president of the Somali Community Center of Maine, pauses for applause during a rally at City Hall to protest comments by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 in Portland, Maine, Donald Trump's characterization of Somalis as dangerous and a drag on resources could undo years of work that they have done to establish themselves in the country's whitest state, Somali residents said Friday. (Ben McCanna/Portland Press Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

BOSTON (AP) — Activists are protesting President Donald Trump’s actions on Muslim immigrants.

The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is planning a rally Sunday at 1 p.m. on Boston’s Copley Square.

CAIR-Massachusetts Executive Director John Robbins said Trump is playing on “religious bigotry and intolerance” and will end up turning away men, women, and children fleeing violence and persecution.

The president’s order immediately suspended for four months a program that last year resettled in the U.S. roughly 85,000 people displaced by war, political oppression, hunger and religious prejudice. An immediate 90-day ban was put in place for all immigration to the U.S. from seven Muslim majority nations.

Trump also indefinitely blocked Syrians, including those fleeing civil war.

The protest will take place at the site of the Khalil Gibran Memorial.