On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, early in the morning, teachers, supporting staff, school administration and other South High School staff filled up and lined up at the main entrance door of the school with messages like, “South Stands with Immigrants,” “Hate Free Zone” “We Stand With Our Muslim Students” and “Immigrants make America Great Again.” to support Muslim, Immigrants and Refugee students that attend the school
The support South High School staff showed and their message matters and mean a lot to South High School students, their families and other Minneapolis public schools students. Minneapolis Public Schools students speak more than 100 languages and 34 percent of students are English language learners.
When Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday banning citizens of Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, and suspending the Refugee Admissions Program, it resulted in a new wave of protests at airports and public spaces across the country.
More than 5,000 people protested in downtown Minneapolis yesterday. Thousands of people in the Twin Cities turn out to oppose Trump travel ban. The protesters are chanted, “No Ban No Wall”, “The people united, will never be defeated”, “Muslims, Immigrants, Refugees are welcome here”, “No ban, No Wall, Sanctuary for all”.